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Rural short breaks (2098)

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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(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful views” We had a brilliant time , there were loads to do althrough you gad to travel to get to them , kids enjoyed themselves weather was fantastic and the views from the cabin were beautiful  …see more

from £87 / night

£388 - £518 / week

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from £87 / night

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Apartment rental in Ansedonia with golf nearby

Orbetello / Ansedonia

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£453 / week

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from £65 / 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

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al  …see more

from £156 / night

£863 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Mexilhoeira Grande

Portimao / Mexilhoeira Grande

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing villa, wonderful place, just perfect :-)” The villa is beautiful, and the owners and frank wentout if their way to be helpful, we arrived late at night so frank met us on main road so we could follow him to villa as it was dark. When we arrive  …see more

from £138 / night

£966 - £1207 / week

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from £138 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Cranhill with golf nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon / Cranhill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Comfortable Home from Home” My wife and I booked 'Little Haven' at relatively short notice for a one week stay to visit and assist relatives with various tasks that had to be done - so not actually a true, 'holiday' visit. We live in Cumbria and had h  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £43 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran  …see more

from £116 / night

£796 - £2156 / week

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from £116 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea holiday studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Love this place, it is a little treasure.” We love paddock house, it has all you need for a relaxing stay. Near Dungeness, Hyth and beautiful Romney marsh.  …see more

from £45 / night

£257 / week

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from £45 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very satisfactory” We enjoyed our stay at Graham and Marlanes Holiday Villa. They kindly left a bottle of wine, chocolates and milk upon our arrival. Hubby enjoyed all three. We was allowed to take our dog with us, which was lovely. We found t  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / 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

(13) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday cottage accommodation

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£325 - £675 / week

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from £65 / 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

from £100 / night

£700 - £830 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Average 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Gairloch

Scottish Highlands / Gairloch

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £65 / 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
“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

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” Had a great few days at this wonderful cottage. Felt at home straight away and the cottage had everything you could want.  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £130 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge 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
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous lodge” Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the whirlpool bath is.......I really want  …see more

from £69 / night

£410 - £495 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous” Lovely house, beautiful spot. Great for kids, in our group ages went from 7 to 13. We ate on the beach, went beachcombing, walking and kite flying. Decent pub close by in Lelant if you don't want to cook. Galley kitchen in the house perfec  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3250 / week

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from £250 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Sanquhar with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Sanquhar

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 51 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Super cottage in Scotland” Booked this cottage for a short break at really short notice. The communication was excellent with pleasant efficient e-mails. The cottage was booked and paid for within a matter of minutes. The owner asked if we would ring  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(42) Excellent 

19

Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“An amazing location, spectacular views across the bay.” A wonderfully relaxing luxury stay. The owners have thought of everything: fabulous & extremely well equipped kitchen, hairdryers, books, games, toys. Great utility room if you are using Little  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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from £69 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The cottage was exactly what we wanted” Our stay at the cottage was a great experience. The close proximity to the shore allowed us to take some amazing walks without using the car, It had everything we needed, including the woodburner which made the  …see more

from £49 / night

£260 - £715 / week

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from £49 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Rossnowlagh holiday apartment rental

County Donegal / Rossnowlagh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£233 - £285 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated  …see more

from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday bungalow rental

Portrush / East Strand

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Child friendly
“Fully well equipped cottage” Lovely layout of cottage, nice and cozy, equipped with everything you need. Nice touch having welcome pack to start you of. Your own drive if taking your car. Would stay here again, so convenient for all attractions and si  …see more

from £80 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £35 / night

£157 - £393 / week

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from £35 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Soldeu

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a huge improvement to the last time we st  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / 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

(16) Very Good 

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Benidorm holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Benidorm

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Swimming pool

from £27 / night

£189 - £504 / week

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from £27 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Kippford holiday lodge rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Kippford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£370 - £878 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Benissa

Costa Blanca / Benissa

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£194 - £518 / week

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from £44 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“So lucky to find this place!” Very, very good accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is to hand. The owners are welcoming and they keep the cottage immaculately clean. The wood burning stove was a big bonus - very easy to light and a joy to  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fab family holiday” Beautiful cottage at edge of Lochgoilhead. My hubby , myself , our two sons and two grannies in tow . Tons of room for having your own space ( very important with two teenagers ) wifi , again very important with two teenagers lol .  …see more

from £135 / night

£700 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

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