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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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(101) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“Week of relaxation” What an amazingly place to stay. The cottage is beautiful with breathtaking views from both decking areas. Fantastic hosts as well with every little thing thought of . We have booked to stay again we are so taken .  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cushendall” Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing family holiday” This cottage was one in a million, We have never stayed in such a beautiful homely luxurious loved cottage. Wendy And Ian are such lovely helpful kind people, nothing was too much trouble, Wendy had thought of every lovely  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic holiday.” Abbey End is amazing. We had a party of 8 people stay for a week at the end of October. The cottage itself was massive, clean and well kept. With a big TV for nights in and a big kitchen for cooking. We had no problems at al  …see more

from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Accommodation and setting” We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm a  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in West Chilla

Holsworthy / West Chilla

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Primrose has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open plan living / dining room with beamed ceilings opens out onto a large deck with views over a picturesque lake. Peace and quiet with plenty of wildlife. Walks over 38 acre site and woodlands. In addition to Primrose we a  …see more

from £75 / night

£510 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Aberfeldy

Perth and Kinross / Aberfeldy

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Modern holiday home situated on outskirts of picturesque rural Perthshire town. River walks within 150 metres. A perfect base for multiple outdoor and recreational activities amongst breathtaking scenery. South facing garden + outdoor dining area.<br />Glenelg is  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £830 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would definitely go back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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(47) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous lodge” Myself and my wife are just back from a lovely relaxing week at this beautiful lodge. Immaculate and well equipped, overlooking some gorgeous scenery. I have to take a moment to say how amazing the whirlpool bath is.......I really want  …see more

from £67 / night

£400 - £495 / week

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from £67 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Home away from home” What an incredible time we've had. The cottage is stunning, cozy and immaculate. Even though we very much visited in Cornwall's off season, we've had a fantastic break. Everything you could need is in the cottage and, while my fi  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Betws

Ammanford / Betws

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy with great value for money” Everything was great except for the toilet door, which didn't close properly. Thumbs up! Good host, well equiped cottage.  …see more

from £42 / night

£200 - £290 / week

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from £42 / night

(38) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Nantlle

Caernarfon / Nantlle

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Cozy cottage ideal for hill walkers” We were there for 3 nights. The location is great for hill walkers, with two tracks up Snowdon only 15 minutes' drive away and with several other peaks available on the Nantlle Ridge, almost walking from the house.  …see more

from £24 / night

£168 - £300 / week

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from £24 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ceredigion / Aberporth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly  …see more

from £85 / night

£545 - £749 / week

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from £85 / night

(15) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully restored cottage by the sea” The cottage has been restored to a very high standard with tasteful decoration and quality furnishings. Enjoyed the log burner and separate snug,spacious for all the family. Stunning views from the window sea  …see more

from £95 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Stratford-upon-Avon holiday lodge rental

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A cosy and warm welcome from a well appointed riverside lodge.” This lovely lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful river Avon. Stratford is wonderful with so many things to see and do, places to eat and within easy reach of Warwick Castle and the  …see more

from £120 / night

£655 - £895 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Amelia Cottage, Burry Port” we had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.The cottage was lovely and in a great location.Our dog loved the garden and so did we!  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £835 / week

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from £50 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Getaway” We were delighted to be able to book a Twixmas break at such a wonderful location. Booking was simple and cost reasonable (particulalry given the lovely wee touches - like a Christmas Tree!). The accommodation is very spacious, comf  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Whitstable

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great family home, great views and a cool location.” The house is perfect to share with family and friends with lots of individual and sharing space to enjoy. The main living room/kitchen has great views and a spacious balcony with tables and chairs  …see more

from £200 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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from £200 / night

(29) 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
“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

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Marvellous” We were so impressed with this holiday apartment and its location that we want live there! A big thanks to Ashley & Claire (and Claire's parents) for making everything perfect for our stay. We will be back.  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A Country Cottage Escape” As a seniors couple we chose Arlington cottage in Blockley as a way of experiencing part of The Cotswolds away from the larger towns. Access to Morten in Marsh railway station by bus/taxi was a factor as we were not using a  …see more

from £69 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 - £1150 / week

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from £110 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe  …see more

from £110 / night

£535 - £970 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday barn letting

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn” A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Conwy holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Conwy

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
“Fantastic!” The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia and the coastal area around Conwy. Right from the start the experience was great, we were greeted by Ann who settles us in and even left some fruit loaf and tea for us!  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £385 / week

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from £65 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

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

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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from £199 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Great cottage - except for the showers!” Stayed here for a walking weekend with friends and it's in a brilliant spot with stunning views, especially if you are lucky with the weather as we were. We like to cook as a group and found the kitchen really  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.” Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Loch Awe holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Argyll and Bute / Loch Awe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL,VIEWS SPECTACULAR.” Myself,hubby and 7yr old boy ,Jake the dog stayed at Memorial Caravan for a week we had amazing time, views are beautiful.We went fishing, walks and trips into Oban which is not to far away.Caravan was clean, c  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £99 / night

£437 - £995 / week

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from £99 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location). There's enough room for a weeks clothe  …see more

from £70 / night

£235 - £495 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Timberland

Lincolnshire / Timberland

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Private garden
“Brilliant Love to go back anytime.” We he had a great break away although it was only for four days, its was so relaxing, The Low Barn was wonderful with everything we ever needed. Quality of the barn facilities were great and the owner very helpful  …see more

from £61 / night

£250 - £490 / week

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from £61 / night