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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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Lily's Cottage - Crail cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Crail

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished wi  …see more

from £69 / night

£295 - £565 / week

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from £69 / night

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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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Appartamento Aurora - Locarno apartment sleeps 3

Lake Maggiore / Locarno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
- 65m², ideal für 2-3 Personen- Piazza Grande: 5 Gehminuten- Seepromenade: 5 Gehminuten- Einkaufen: Migros im Haus- Küche mit Glaskeramik Herd, Granitabdeckung, Geschirrspülmaschine und Mikrowelle- Badezimmer mit extragrosser Dusche und Closomat, separates Gäste WC  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £957 / week

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from £86 / night

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Arlington Cottage - Blockley cottage sleeps 2

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Arlington Cottage is an extremely pretty, Grade II listed cottage located in the picture postcard village of Blockley. The cottage sits on a quiet road in the historic heart of this tranquil, yet thriving village, which has two pubs, a community owned village shop & ca  …see more

from £69 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £69 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Small hamlet 5* Gold cottages, lovely countryside

Lancashire / Preston

19 50 3 nights min stay

  • 19 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 32 km; Child friendly ;
Barnacre Cottages are winners of many local and national awards. The first 5* Gold cottages in Lancashire, North West England. Our small, private hamlet of five luxury stone cottages, are in a superb rural setting, fields surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Bowland,  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Owlacombe Mill The Old Granary - Roborough cottage sleeps 2

Winkleigh / Roborough

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 18 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
The Old Granary is the perfect peaceful Devon retreat a place to recharge your batteries, relax with a glass of wine & a good book take long walks in the lush green country side. Wander up to the local inn for a meal & real ale or snuggle up by the log burner for a quie  …see more

from £80 / night

£366 - £479 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Upper Bavaria / Feldafing

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
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from £74 / night

£518 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£270 / week

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from £57 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Modern Apartment Close to Nantwich Town Centre

Cheshire / Nantwich

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 50 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Newhaven Court is a comfortable and relaxing home to explore Cheshire, North Wales and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute walk to the local Morrisons supermarket and Nantwich town centre, wherein you can peruse the local boutiques and recharge at one of the tea or coff  …see more

from £68 / night

£476 / week

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from £68 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Wood Park Stables, Rame Peninsula, SE Cornwall

Cornwall / Millbrook

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Unique waterside holiday cottage, former stables to Wood Park House, converted into a spacious open plan self catering holiday home with courtyard garden. Kingsize bed and shower room upstairs, a sofa bed downstairs with the advantage of a ground floor wet room. Situate  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 - £820 / week

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from £85 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Thomas James Holidays Modern Mobile Homes

Vendee / Jard-sur-Mer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
Modern 'cottage style' two and three bedroomed mobile homes some with wooden terraces on fantastic emplacements surrounded by hedges and trees. We are situated on a superb, well run 5* campsite in the bustling and picturesque seaside resort of Jard sur Mer.We  …see more

from £30 / night

£190 - £400 / week

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from £30 / night

(34) Very Good 

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48 Eversfield Place - St Leonards on Sea apartment sleeps 4

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
This 1st floor apartment is located on the seafront directly opposite the beach & within easy walking distance of both Hastings & St Leonards town centers, & mainline train stations. Beautiful contemporary decor with large light airy living area & balcony overlooking th  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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The Bothy Cottage - Coldingham cottage sleeps 2

Borders / Coldingham

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Not suitable for children;
The Bothy is a converted old shepherds dweling. It is a stone terraced bungalow with a slate roof situated in a peaceful rural valley. We have retained the original features including exposed wooden beams and stone work.This cottage is ideal for couples who want to re  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £475 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday Flat Lake of Constance - Radolfzell am Bodensee apartment sleeps 4

Baden-Württemberg / Radolfzell am Bodensee

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei  …see more

from £74 / night

£427 - £609 / week

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MOUNTAIN VIEW COTTAGES & RESTAURANT - Binjai bungalow sleeps 3

North Sumatra / Binjai

4 3 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Our 4 rooms at Mountain View Cottages are decorated in the traditional styleof the country, with fine Indonesian textile and furnished with teak woodand bamboo reproductions of antique furniture. If necessary, we can help you find  …see more

from £9 / night

£14 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Mashay Cottage - Little Yeldham cottage sleeps 2

Halstead / Little Yeldham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Mashay Cottage is a single storey property, (which is the original 250 year old part of the main house,) it provides guests with four star rated comfortable accommodation. Decorated and furnished in Laura Ashley fine fabrics, bed linen and accessories.Whether you are l  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Nideggen

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 15 km; Swimming pool;
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from £67 / night

£418 / week

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from £67 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Stone Barn - Clawton barn sleeps 12

Devon / Clawton

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
Fantastic barn conversion with serious green credentials(EPC rated A)at the heart of Beer Mill Nature Trails (gold award Devon Wildlife Trust since 2003) ideal for family gatherings/celebrations and summer holidays - only a short drive to the safe sandy and surf beaches  …see more

from £190 / night

£950 - £2195 / week

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from £190 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Apartment 'Hanne' Bruckberg, Zell am See.

Zell am See / Zellermoos

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 3 km; Ski; Child friendly ;
This modern apartment sits in a sunny position on a wooded mountain side at Bruckberg just outside Zell am See. From the South facing front balcony there are truly panoramic views towards Kaprun and the surrounding mountains of the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the c  …see more

from £88 / night

£600 - £1105 / week

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from £88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Gau-Algesheim

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £44 / night

£274 / week

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from £44 / night

(10) Excellent 

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4 Bedroom Holiday Home - Erris house sleeps 7

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
A large 2200 sq ft detached modern luxurious house on a private 1 acre garden.Tranquil setting in the West of Ireland looking out onto Black Sod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with views of Achill and Duvillaun More islands. Breath taking scenery of surrounding landscape 3  …see more

from £94 / night

£566 - £696 / week

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from £94 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cosy Cottage near Blackwater River - Aglish cottage sleeps 5

County Waterford / Aglish

3 5 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 18 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
'The Cottage' is a traditional Irish fisherman's cottage, renovated and turned into a cosy and comfortable three bedroomed house. It is situated in a peaceful rural area in the south of Ireland overlooking the Blackwater River and Knockmealdown mountains. The house has  …see more

from £44 / night

£244 - £354 / week

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from £44 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Rodel Valley - Rodel log cabin sleeps 4

Isle of Harris / Rodel

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Child friendly ;
Both cabins have been furnished to a very high standard with excellent facilities such as wood burning stove,sauna,spa bath,broadband and wi-fi internet,i pod dock. Rodel is a small peaceful village on the south end of the island it's a perfect base to explore Harr  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Lyme Bay View - West Bay apartment sleeps 4

Bridport / West Bay

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Lyme Bay View is located on the 3rd floor within Quay West Apartments in West Bay. It has stunning sea views along the Jurassic coast taking in Golden Cap, Charmouth, Lyme Regis and beyond. West bay is a small coastal village suitable for all generations with plenty of  …see more

from £88 / night

£630 - £1050 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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36 River Valley, Ballyconnell, County Cavan

County Cavan / Ballyconnell

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Located in the Irish Lake District on the Leitrim / Cavan border, our luxury log cabins enjoy an idyllic setting in mature pine forest on the banks of the Woodford River some 7km south of the market town of Ballyconnell. The location enjoys fantastic amenities for angl  …see more

from £118 / night

£822 - £944 / week

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from £118 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Beautiful loch side setting with private fishing

New Galloway / St Johns Town of Dalry

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 45 km; Child friendly ;
Lochinvar holiday Lodge is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in a stunning location on the banks of its own 85 acre loch ( fly fishing available to guests) in the heart of the Glenkens. Centrally located for the 7 stanes mountain bike centres and on a nati  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £1400 / week

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from £95 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Tyddyn Plwm Isa - Rhosyr cottage sleeps 4

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Tyddyn Plwm Isa is the former stables at Tyddyn Plwm, a smallholding set in a beautiful location has been lovingly converted into a luxurious two bedroomed retreat for your holidays. With fantastic views from the large windows overlooking Snowdonia, its location is quie  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

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Saxony / Lauenstein

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £31 / night

£192 / week

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from £31 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Garden Cottage - Duns cottage sleeps 2

Borders / Duns

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
Garden Cottage a stylish self-catering holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders that has recently been rebuilt to create a contemporary interior within a traditional exterior. It is located at the West Gate of the grounds of Wedderburn Castle in Berwickshire. The self-ca  …see more

from £145 / night

£495 / week

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(27) Very Good 

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Inglenook Cottage - Ellingham cottage sleeps 4

Northumberland / Ellingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 8 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Inglenook is a single-storey semi detached cottage offering a contemporary interior, standing in its own grounds, its tasteful and elegant. Sleeps up to 4 people and have all of the modern conveniences you'd expect from Freeview television, WiFi and a dishwasher (  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £600 / week

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from £55 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Princes - Morecambe apartment sleeps 5

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.05 km; Child friendly ;
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Steffenberg

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £35 / night

£414 - £597 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Bolt Hole - Northleach bungalow sleeps 2

Cotswolds / Northleach

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
'The Bolt Hole' is situated in the lovely Cotswold town of Northleach. It is within a few minutes walk of the town square, shops, restaurants, pubs and church. The location makes it an ideal touring base with Stow-on-the-wold, Burford, The Slaughters & Mo  …see more

from £20 / night

£275 - £375 / week

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from £20 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Chase Cottage - Bowland Bridge cottage sleeps 4

Lake District / Bowland Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
Chase Cottage sits in a beautiful, unspoiled corner of the English Lake District National Park. Originally a barn, the cottage has been refurbished to create a comfortable, modern home-from-home, with everything you need for a relaxing enjoyable stay. There are lovely  …see more

from £85 / night

£365 - £645 / week

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(49) Excellent 

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No.3 The Old Convent - Fort Augustus apartment sleeps 4

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
No.3,The Old Convent is a 1st floor apartment which is situated in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness, which is virtually the geographical center of the Highlands. A perfect base for exploring the spectacular scenery and amenities  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Whitecaps - Eastoke house sleeps 6

Hayling Island / Eastoke

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Whitecaps is a 3 bedroom detached house in a 1930's private estate. The house is only a 2 minute walk from the sea and 5 minutes from the Hayling Island Sailing Club and marina. With a roof terrace with stunning views across Chichester Harbour and the Solent, this  …see more

from £125 / night

£450 - £950 / week

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from £125 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Bienvenue - St Margaret's Bay house sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Moonshine - Pagham bungalow sleeps 5

West Sussex / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan  …see more

from £80 / night

£540 - £1000 / week

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Goslar / Hahnenklee-Bockswiese

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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from £31 / night

£196 / week

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from £31 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Bearn / Oloron-Sainte-Marie

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 95 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

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