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UK rural retreats (100)

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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Cottage accommodation in Northern England 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
NEW TO WYNDCLIFFE IN 2016...... LUXURY HOT TUB WHICH SEATS 7. LOOKING OUT ONTO THE MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OVER MORECAMBE BAY...... Large family cottage overlooking Morecambe Bay, It has four spacious bedrooms two bathrooms and a ground floor WC. It has a large lounge and din  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(29) 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
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / 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

£895 - £1895 / week

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from £125 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

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

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” The accommodation was great and just as expected from the description. The owners were on hand and very helpful. The kids loved the access to the garden with trampoline and swings. The location was great for cycling, being able to get onto the cy  …see more

from £112 / night

£440 - £1010 / week

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from £112 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Suffolk

Stowmarket / Middlewood Green

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Perfect peace in country hideaway.” We were met on arrival by the owner, who made us aware of everything that we needed to know. The cottage was warm and extremely comfortable. A welcome pack was waiting for us, including wine and chocolate cake!!  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £300 / week

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from £45 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Everything We Hoped for and More” The Chalet was very clean with a lovely not overlooked veranda which in the evening was so quiet and peaceful which with a glass of red wine was perfect . The owners were very helpful and explained everything you ne  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £530 / week

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from £70 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

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 - £580 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

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
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday windmill rental

King's Lynn / Stoke Ferry

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great weekend break” Stayed with group of friends had a great time. Highlight was private dining, the food was outstanding. Owners went out of their way to meet our needs. Even though there were 15 of us there was plenty of room and lots to keep us  …see more

from £190 / night

£2490 - £4990 / week

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from £190 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Norfolk 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

£360 - £775 / week

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from £55 / night

(17) 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

(32) 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
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were  …see more

from £110 / night

£520 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in Northern England

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to stay” We stayed at the Avocet Lodge for 4 days in October and had a relaxing and really enjoyable stay. With two children under 2, my husband and I chose this lodge with some advice from Maureen at Lakeside Lodges and were not disap  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £1110 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in West Country

Bude / Bridgerule

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Lucky Dip - any cottage - any 3 nights between 5th-26th April for 4 people just £380 - subject to availabilityKitchen being refitted Jan 2013 so all swanky & new for the year!  …see more

from £100 / night

£360 - £1650 / week

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from £100 / 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

(12) Excellent 

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Chipping Campden holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“a great little get away from the maddening crowd” I stayed in the cottage with my family mothering Sunday weekend this year. I can honestly say that this place is a delight and would recommend and often do verbally ! I live in Coventry which is not  …see more

from £110 / night

£850 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Marhamchurch

Bude / Marhamchurch

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Self Catering Farmhouse in Cornwall, swimming pool, tennis court, spa breaks, group holidays, acitivity breaks, family holidays, cottage holiday, beach holiday in cornwall, farm holidays in cornwall, walking holiday, surfing, toddler friendly holidaysAdditional faciliti  …see more

from £290 / night

£1200 - £3800 / week

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from £290 / night

(11) 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
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £500 / night

£2700 - £6900 / week

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from £500 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Hadleigh

Babergh District / Hadleigh

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Self contained holiday let located in the heart of constable county in an attractive market town of Hadleigh. Located in a quiet location with beautiful countryside views and close to the River Brett. Set in spacious gardens with a heated outdoor swimming pool.  …see more

from £150 / night

£495 / week

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from £150 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Sedgeberrow

Worcestershire / Sedgeberrow

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The beautiful Victorian barn is full of character, retaining many original features, timbers and brickwork. Rated 4**** by VisitEngland, fully equipped, furnishings include many antiques. Swimming pool (5mins), enclosed gardens. Bookings run Friday to Friday.Explore  …see more

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(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning house in fantastic location” I booked this for a group of uni friends. We meet up every year around the country, usually un the Peaks or Lakes. This year, we decided to try the Cotswolds and I stumbled upon this fantastic house in Cotswolds  …see more

from £262 / night

£1400 - £2600 / week

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from £262 / 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
Beautiful Victorian barn is full of character, retaining many original features, timbers and brickwork. Rated 4**** by VisitEngland, fully equipped, furnishings include many antiques. Swimming pool (5mins), enclosed gardens. Bookings run Friday to Friday.Explore the  …see more

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(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
“Superb...” The owner was incredibly helpful providing lots of useful information before we arrived. The accommodation is in very good condition and we had an excellent stay. There are superb views from the balconies, the house is well equipped and the  …see more

from £180 / night

£895 - £1395 / week

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from £180 / 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
Outdoor heated Pool and Country Pub on site,Childrens Play area,Tennis Courts,Cycling,Walking,Birdwatching,Water sports,FishingGolf (nearby)Horse riding,Bracklesham Bay,Medmerry Park  …see more

from £37 / night

£245 - £609 / week

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from £37 / night

(14) 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” I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the lake. Walking round the lake spotting bir  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £930 / week

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from £100 / 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

£350 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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
Static caravan , Cotswolds, sleeps 8 Great for young families . Sammy seahorse club for little ones . Nightly entertainment in the club March to November  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £700 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Llanelli

Carmarthenshire / Llanelli

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The barn boasts of its own private and exclusive 30x15ft, heated swimming pool. Surrounding the pool is the private patio and decking area, ideal for BBQing in the warm summer days, when you can enjoy total and undisturbed privacy for as long as you desire.It has it's o  …see more

from £140 / night

£1050 - £1680 / week

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from £140 / 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
“A lovely stay” We stayed in Denise's Caravan with our children aged 2 and 4. The Caravan was clean, well equipped and homely. The site itself was pleasant but we were there outside school holidays so during the week it was pretty quiet. We did  …see more

from £50 / night

£240 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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West Country 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
Kilminorth Cottages in South East Cornwall, between Looe and Polperro. A select cluster of cottages in beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by woodland, in a valley on the Cornish coast. Situated close to the picturesque harbourside villages of Looe and P  …see more

from £123 / night

£599 - £1515 / week

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from £123 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home accommodation

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous accomodation with everything you need.” Visited for a weekend with two friends and our six small children in November. The house had a great location over looking the lake with a lovely sunny balcony. Really high standard of accomodation, sty  …see more

from £187 / night

£995 - £1900 / week

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from £187 / night

(1) 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
Relax and unwind in a real countryside location. Set in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the country, with water views at every turn, this enchanting mews-style cottage enjoys an idyllic location and is designed exclusively for adults. Breakfast in the sun  …see more

from £110 / night

£655 - £795 / 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

(8) 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
“Really nice location. Helpful owners” Put up a review just for the one big cottage my extended family stayed in. But we were in 2 cottages in total. They were to each other & both very nice. Didn't use the pool or gym, but they looked nice. Top tip -  …see more

from £298 / night

£1250 - £3748 / week

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from £298 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great venue for family get-together” We had a long weekend here with adult family members, and were very pleased with the house and the facilities of the Estate. The upstairs lounge/diner with a glass wall facing the lake is spectacular, with open-pla  …see more

from £187 / night

£995 - £1900 / week

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from £187 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely Amazing....The Perfect Party House!!!” I rented The White House for a surprise 40th Birthday weekend for my husband and what an awesome surprise it turned out to be. A group of 12 of us stayed the entire weekend and were joined by friends a  …see more

from £499 / night

£3793 - £5873 / week

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from £499 / night

(10) Excellent 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Looe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“A big recommendation for this B&B” Amazing accommodation that combines traditional houses with a touch of modern design. The cottages are very spacious but at the same time very cosy. The bedroom we stayed in was brilliant under the room bedroom with  …see more

from £95 / night

£579 - £1099 / week

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Holiday log cabin in Newcastle Emlyn

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Cosy cabin located in fantastic Welsh countryside ,handy for the beaches” During our stay during Easter we experienced bitter cold weather ,however we enjoyed the comfort of the cosy cabin to return to after a bracing walk on the local beaches with o  …see more

from £55 / night

£220 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Norfolk holiday caravan/mobile home let

Norfolk / Belton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
“The perfect "Hideaway"” We absolutely loved this holiday with our 3 boys, Jack (8) and twins George & Harry (3). The location of the "Hideaway" was great and the caravan was excellent, had everything we needed. The Wild Duck site itself is lovely an  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £650 / week

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from £55 / night