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From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Early spring at Cornerstone” This holiday home was perfect for us in early spring with visiting family and young grandchildren. Warm and cosy but on the bright sunny days we had lunch on the safe balcony. Perfect three year old cycling round the villa  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 5 2 nights min

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

from £75 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Callington

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“enjoyable weekend with friends” we enjoyed our stay at long barn cottages. very comfortable & well furnished. grounds were beautiful with lovely views. Indoor pool with endless pool machine was really good. highly recommended  …see more

from £310 / night

£1335 - £3798 / week

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from £310 / night

(32) 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

from £224 / night

£1595 - £3295 / week

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from £224 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A superb countryside cottage and location” We loved every moment of our stay. Could not ask for a better equipped cottage and Louise the owner was excellent host regarding our stay. We greatly enjoyed our morning walks exploring the area and found a  …see more

from £110 / night

£545 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chalet rental in Kilkhampton with shared pool

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent value for family holiday on a budget” Accomodation clean and tidy. Ample size chalet which was well equipped. Location excellent for several beaches, ideal for kids and dogs! Friendly site with good amenities, entertainment and homemade f  …see more

from £29 / night

£170 - £620 / week

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from £29 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Somerford Keynes

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Lovely peaceful location with a stunning surrounding” We stayed at Hobbys Rest over the New Year period and had a wonderful time. The property was immaculate and very cosy. Everything was provided to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. A particular  …see more

from £110 / night

£655 - £685 / week

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from £110 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in Selsey

West Sussex / Selsey

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Felt like home” My husband & I really enjoyed our few days break in Denise's caravan, it was well lived in & felt very homely. Everything was supplied that we needed & all the equipment worked as should do. We wanted a few quiet days break & that is w  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location, ideal for exploring Snowdonia” The chalet was well equipped, and impeccably maintained, with everything we needed for a short stay with our two year old. The location in the park was beautiful - the weather certainly helped - and w  …see more

from £70 / night

£320 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Cirencester

Cotswolds / Cirencester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“40th birthday celebration......” What a fabulous weekend in a fabulous location! A group of five of us booked Mere Hide to celebration our 40th birthday year and it was just great. We did take a lot of provisions with us so that we were prepared for a  …see more

from £180 / night

£895 - £1395 / week

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from £180 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Port Eynon holiday bungalow rental

Swansea County / Port Eynon

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Ideal place for great walks of the Gower” Very pleased with accommodation and location was great, but it was out of season so nice and quite. The local pub the Ship Inn was good for food and not far away, also recommended is the café/chipshop on sea  …see more

from £40 / night

£190 - £650 / week

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from £40 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“An ideal location for seaside and local attractions” My wife and I took our grandsons , aged 2 and 5 years , to stay at Life's a Beach . The double bedroom was bright and comfortable . The younger boy needed to use the cot which was provided but ther  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Lodge rental in Cenarth

Carmarthenshire / Cenarth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mullion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mullion

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good clean accommodation .” Our second visit, however 5 years apart. Tranquil setting in a fab part of cornwall. The accommodation is clean if a little dated., but is fully equipped with everything you may need, even has free laundry facilities. We  …see more

from £62 / night

£285 - £1025 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Borwick

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Family holiday” Perfect location for a family holiday ... easy access to M6. The swimming pool and gym at site was a great addition. Lovely relaxing time there, weather was ok too! Lodge was well equipped, clean and just perfect for our family of fou  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £925 / week

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from £85 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to go home!” The coach house has been beautifully renovated and tastefully furnished with very comfy beds and quality bed linen, the owners Fiona and Matthew are very friendly and relaxed and are on hand to help if needed at any time but w  …see more

from £200 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £490 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

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

from £125 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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from £125 / night

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Cottage accommodation in Grange-over-Sands with golf nearby

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great location and house, we'll be back!” Great location, so peaceful but with loads to do. House was great, everything you need and lots of space.  …see more

from £90 / night

£1600 - £2700 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Sedgeberrow

Worcestershire / Sedgeberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £92 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £92 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Ashbourne holiday cottage rental

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Haven from the rat-race” Wonderful cottage, fell in love with HUGE leather sofa, views, the quiet, the poolside cups of tea at 8.00 a.m. (yes in March - very sheltered). A bit of an uphill hike over muddy fields to the quintessential Tissington but t  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Belton holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Norfolk / Belton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“I did not expect such luxury...very posh!!” I have stayed in caravans before, but these have been pretty cramped and 'make do with what you have spaces!'. When we arrived at Dreamers Corner, my partner was so shocked to see there were three very a  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £850 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £182 / night

£650 - £2155 / week

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from £182 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Bungalow accommodation in Earnley with tennis court

West Sussex / Earnley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent chalet” The chalet was very clean and comfortable. The owner very helpful and friendly. The park was excellent and we had everything we needed for a holiday with our son and grandson (5yrs). We would like to return again next year.  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Paignton holiday cottage rental

Paignton / Blagdon, Devon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful family break.” The cottage was an home from home, lovely and clean tastefully decorated and the beds were so comfortable it was difficult to drag yourself out . Fully equipped with everything you need in a self catering accommodation. On ar  …see more

from £78 / night

£449 - £995 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Garlieston

Dumfries and Galloway / Garlieston

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Solitude,Serenity,Sunsets a little piece of Heaven....” Just returned from a wonderful week at this Beautiful Cottage,and have to say it met and exceeded our expectations on every front. It's small but beautifully formed and instantly you get a feelin  …see more

from £123 / night

£686 - £1610 / week

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from £123 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool, golf nearby in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£560 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lulworth Cove

Wareham / Lulworth Cove

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb Holiday” We had 3 generations of our family stay here for a week and all agreed that the stay was wonderful. A beautiful 18th century ( I think? ) cottage just a few minutes from the seafront and the start of spectacular walks along the coast a  …see more

from £200 / night

£950 - £1700 / week

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from £200 / night

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Painswick holiday manor house rental

Cotswolds / Painswick

14 24 2 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £3000 / night

£12000 - £54000 / week

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from £3000 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in West Marden

West Sussex / West Marden

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £140 / night

£595 - £925 / week

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from £140 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday bungalow rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £143 / night

£995 - £1799 / week

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from £143 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Mullion

Cornwall / Mullion

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful time” Clean and tidy holiday cottage,slightly showing its age but comfy and homely. Nice open air pool, not heated but good on a hot day,Separate area for washing machines (would have been nice to have in the cottage but would take up space)  …see more

from £62 / night

£285 - £875 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Stoke by Nayland

Babergh District / Stoke by Nayland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Court barn = perfect, amazing 5* accommodation..” I stayed here with friends for a hen weekend, we had the most amazing time, the barn is absolutely beautiful, it had everything we needed and much more. The heated pool and tennis courts were so much f  …see more

from £150 / night

£1350 - £1500 / week

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(2) Very Good 

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Gunnislake holiday bungalow rental

Cornwall / Gunnislake

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£348 - £612 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Earnley

West Sussex / Earnley

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£245 - £609 / week

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from £37 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Watergate holiday cottage rental

Looe / Watergate

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £123 / night

£739 - £1515 / week

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