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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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(5) Excellent 

21

Ardnamurchan Peninsula holiday cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage is in just a perfect location for all types of holidays We are surrounded by local forestry paths and walksWe have an abundance of wild life in Ardnamurchan .....Red deer,pine martins sea and golden eagles  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £65 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

35

Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £110 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Halstead

Halstead / Little Yeldham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
“Constable Country and more” Pond View is a well equipped and maintained apartment with access to a very pleasant garden, providing a spacious and very comfortable place in which to stay. The owners, who live in an adjacent house, are as pleasant and h  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £405 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

14

Holiday apartment in Halstead

Halstead / Little Yeldham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely location” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Field View, which is in a delightful location. We appreciated the warm welcome from our hosts, Eppie and Chris, which settled us in after a busy day’s travelling. The apa  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £360 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

10

Barn rental in North West Ireland

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Break Away From It All” Very warm welcome and great welcome pack. Rooms were very clean with a very quaint, old cottage feel with all the essential mod. cons. The location lives up to it's name - hidden gems cottages; it quite literally is hidden away  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £360 / week

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from £80 / night

(84) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Fife

Fife / St Andrews

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week here, great hosts and really nice peaceful house with fabulous views. Local people so friendly and helpful. Location was ideal for day trips into St Andrews. Can't wait to come back!  …see more

from £185 / night

£625 - £895 / week

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from £185 / night

(21) Very Good 

19

Holiday log cabin in Loch Awe

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Family Holiday” Our cabin was well-equipped and comfortable. The scenery is magnificent. There is plenty to see and do - the only downside is a long drive on single-track lanes to get to the main roads. Lovely, friendly & helpful people. T  …see more

from £62 / night

£307 - £761 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Excellent 

26

Lakes by Yoo holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lakes by Yoo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place!” We stayed here during the Christmas holidays of 2014 and invited our parents to stay with us. The house was modern, spacious and clean. All the necessary amenities were available. The view of the lake was fantastic and we thoroughly  …see more

from £425 / night

£2500 - £4500 / week

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from £425 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Beautiful” Cottage is in a great position and very comfortable. Fairly busy outside during the day with hikers cyclists and canal users, but all friendly. Peaceful at night. We will certainly re-book.  …see more

from £64 / night

£440 - £800 / week

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from £64 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
This rustic Cabin has a wealth of character and charm and provides a true log cabin experience. Cabin is situated in peaceful woodland setting in extensive, secluded grounds, approximately 150 yards from loch shore. It has a Visit Scotland 3 star rating and is spacious  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £761 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Traditional Scottish country feel two bedroom apartment that sleeps 6 with unbeatable views over Loch Ness. The large open plan kitchen-lounge area is equipped with all modern features. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa.  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £1320 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pennan

Aberdeenshire / Pennan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
Imagine having the beach right on your doorstep! If you want to stay in a property with loads of character, then Mill of Nethermill has holiday accommodation suited to your needs. The Neuk is a one bedroom property with exposed stone walls and fantastic sea views.  …see more

from £68 / night

£288 - £400 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment let

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Spacious two bedroom apartment in The Highland Club with views over the Great Glen, fully equipped with all modern features and a stylish décor.  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £1293 / week

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from £121 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom apartment with very large private garden in The Highland Club, equipped with all modern features. Sleeps up to 6 guests. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa. Located on the shore of Loch Ness.  …see more

from £121 / night

£520 - £1298 / week

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from £121 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with shared pool in Corton

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Our coastal villa is situated on a quite holiday park with Pool and entertainment complex. Refurbished in December 2016 to a high standard our 3 bedroom villas sleep 5 in a double, twin and single and with lounge diner and fully equipped kitchen, you have everything yo  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £739 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in West Country

Dorset / Isle of Portland

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Mrs” Absolutely wonderful. Full of light and everything you could want for a quiet break. Near to good pub and The Bill with fantastic walks. Will definitely try to go back again.  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 - £469 / week

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from £49 / night

(11) Excellent 

22

Newcastle Emlyn holiday chalet rental

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Ms” Wonderful relaxing place to stay. We took our dog on her first holiday too !! Close to new castle Emlyn and not too far further for beach trip.  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £685 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Log cabin rental in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

3 9 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Charming log cabin. Wood burning stove. Lovely woodland setting, close to loch shore. Wood burning stove- Free fishing- Dog friendly accommodation- Boat & bike hire available nearby  …see more

from £75 / night

£354 - £871 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

South East England holiday lodge rental

Essex / Colchester

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
5 STAR AA RATING!Five luxury lodges each boasting its own private hot tub!Surrounded by 500 acres of private country land Wakes Hall Lodges offer the ultimate place to escape the city or your hectic lives. Our prestigious self-catered accommodation is the perfec  …see more

from £135 / night

£708 - £1110 / week

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from £135 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Northern England holiday apartment rental

North Yorkshire / Filey

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Nice Modern Place To Stay.” Didn't start off too well. Couldn't get to Filey by 6pm to collect keys in time so had to liase with Housekeeper who had to go to Scarborough for the keys. We had to wait about an hour, although we had told her we would b  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Snettisham

Norfolk / Snettisham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Air conditioning
“Fabulous little gem” This newly renovated and restored property is just a perfect retreat for two. Terry and Sharon the friendly welcoming owners have put so much thought and hard work into making this such a delightful comfortable cottage. Off road p  …see more

from £70 / night

£295 - £445 / week

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from £70 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lisnaskea

County Fermanagh / Lisnaskea

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
“Top of the drawer accommodation” I stayed here with the extended family for 2 nights and had a super time. The reception by Caroline was warm and inviting with tea and delicious home bakes. Everything was thoroughly explained and Caroline added her  …see more

from £210 / night

£550 - £1200 / week

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from £210 / night

(29) Excellent 

20

Holiday home with shared pool in West Pennard

Glastonbury / West Pennard

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Loved it!” We were a family party of 6 adults and a baby having a special weekend away together. Accommodation is beautifully designed and generally equipped to a high spec, very spacious and had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub and very easy a  …see more

from £348 / night

£1150 - £2450 / week

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from £348 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Langcliffe

Settle / Langcliffe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
Nestling on the banks of the River Ribble, the Riverside Cottage offers cosy, welcoming accommodation. With the private pondside garden and abundant local activities and sights, prepare to experience the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales as never before.  …see more

from £75 / night

£555 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.35 km
  • Child friendly
“Defrazzling!” Wonderful views from a great living space in a thoughtfully appointed home. We had such a good time despite the weather. Even with the rain beating down and the wind howling, Seaview seemed warm and welcoming. Also, just about the hi  …see more

from £175 / night

£975 - £2450 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pennan holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Pennan

3 4 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Mill of Nethermill Holidays is located in a secluded bay on the Banffshire coast, by the well known village of Pennan, home of the Pennan Inn and C-listed Phone box made famous for it's 1980's movie “Local Hero”. Mill of Nethermill is a recently converted  …see more

from £95 / night

£416 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

West Yorkshire / Holmfirth

5 20 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect property in a lovely location, ideal for the family.” We on an annual basis go away as a family with the sole purpose of getting together relaxing and catching up. We have stayed in many Holiday Homes but none are as well present and perfect f  …see more

from £750 / night

£5250 / week

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from £750 / night

(74) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Peak Forest

Peak District National Park / Peak Forest

5 14 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
The property was built in 2006 and has underfloor heating throughout. It has a large spacious kitchen with aga range cooker. A new hot tub has been installed at the front of the property where the views can be taken in (please bring extra towels for using hot tub)  …see more

from £600 / night

£2200 - £4000 / week

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from £600 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski camper van to rent in Northern England

Lake District / Barrow-in-Furness

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Motorhome, camper, campervan hire, motorhome hireMotorhome Hire in the Lake District.  …see more

from £128 / night

£895 / week

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from £128 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Moelfre

Moelfre / Lligwy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Idyllic location, well furnished & equipped, Owner more than helpfull” Lligwy View is situated in one the most beautiful locations in N.Wales/Anglesey . The property itself is well furnished and equipped although we're not fans of underfloor heating a  …see more

from £170 / night

£675 - £1180 / week

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from £170 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

7 20 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A magical setting for celebrations weekends, hen & stag parties and corporate events, set in 70 acres of Cotswold Organic parkland. Guests have exclusive use of Hot Tub & BBQ set in private lawns, and shared access of a games/leisure barn. Oxford is just 20 minu  …see more

from £550 / night

£4400 - £9800 / week

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from £550 / night

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Banbury holiday home rental

Oxfordshire / Banbury

6 16 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
This beautiful modern property offers luxury accommodation on 3 floors. The luxury holiday home is approached via electric gates with security entrance phone from the main road leading to the front doors which open in to the main Reception Hall which has a beautiful  …see more

from £990 / night

£4000 / week

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from £990 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Somerset / Wellington

15 31 Min stay varies

  • 15 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 31
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £1675 / night

£7150 - £10500 / week

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from £1675 / night