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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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Holiday cottage in Tarbert

Isle of Harris / Tarbert

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Charming cottage” We had a lovely week in Kelpie Cottage. It is cosy and homely. The owners have provided lots of heaters so it is easy to get it really warm very quickly when you come in from a wet walk! The lounge is really comfortable, as is the be  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful Holiday Location” We had a great four night break over the New Year in this lovely converted barn. Piers was extremely helpful with any questions we had regarding the property and the local area - especially his recommendations for great res  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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from £105 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment in Belcoo” Excellent apartment in the centre of Belcoo. Very clean and very well finished off. Could easily spend a week in this aparment and use it as a base for exploring the North West.  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyable stay at Pebbles” Pebbles is a clean, well-equipped apartment. It is situated in a residential area and only a 10 minute slow walk to Saundersfoot harbour and shops. The damage deposit was refunded almost immediately. We would definitely stay  …see more

from £85 / night

£399 - £855 / week

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from £85 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect relaxation” I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend of relaxation. Have been here before and will be back again for the views and beach walks and relaxation in a cozy accommodation. Perfect place to unwind!  …see more

from £85 / night

£570 - £1000 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

17

Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming cottage, so warm & inviting!” We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage. It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs. On arriving there was a very though  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(54) Excellent 

105

Cottage rental in Banham

Norfolk / Banham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Didn't want to leave and cannot wait to return again!” Once again a most wonderful stay, last year we stayed in The Borrowers and we couldn't wait to come back and experience the other cottage, The Bee's Knees. We were not disappointed, once again we  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea  …see more

from £95 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(44) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Superior accommodation provided by accommodating hosts.” Great location near the sea and train station and bus routes. Our hosts went out of their way literally and figuratively to make our four-week stay into a memorable winter getaway. The apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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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

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Crickhowell

Brecon Beacons National Park / Crickhowell

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A lovely stylish flat in a beautiful village” I'm so pleased that be booked this flat for a short weekend break! It is really beautifully decorated and couldn't be in a better location for the shops and great pubs in the village and some pretty walks  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £670 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£281 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag  …see more

from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

(16) Excellent 

21

Northumberland National Park holiday cottage let

Northumberland / Northumberland National Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Holiday” We have just returned from our weeks holiday at Brackenlea with our wee Westie. The cottage exceeded our expectations its so tastefully appointed and decorated no "damp holiday cottage" feel. The area was great for our walking and  …see more

from £70 / night

£260 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Midweek break” What a great little cottage so dog friendly has everything you need very clean and well kept.the village and surrounding area very dog friendly making it a relaxed holiday for both dogs and their families.  …see more

from £110 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £110 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £1160 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Portreath

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£345 - £1090 / week

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from £70 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev  …see more

from £130 / night

£700 - £970 / week

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from £130 / night

(23) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(47) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant!” Next time i go to lake district i would definitely be staying at heatherlea. Brilliant experience....very satisfied!  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Glenarm

Glenarm / Glenarm

5 8 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house, perfect for a group break” A group of 8 friends had a lovely time over New Year in Glenarm. Really sweet village, and good pubs!  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage accommodation in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable, fine location, relaxed setting.” Venton House Cottage ticked all of our boxes. It was clean, comfortable, attractive, well positioned for local beaches, villages and places of interest. Hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly.  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£430 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(67) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home” Lovely, warm, spacious and comfortable flat. This was my second time staying here and will definitely look to book with Debbie again when I'm next in Morecambe.  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Did not recharge the batteries so much as took the battaries out.” The views from the cottage were mesmerising lots of time was spent just gazing at the sea while sitting in the living room or in the garden outside. The cottage is very well equipped w  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Fort William holiday chalet accommodation

Lochaber / Fort William

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Loved it. Genuinley miss the views.” Myself and my girlfriend stayed a week in Birch Lodge for our first proper holiday together which was a much needed getaway. We had a great stay and would definitely love to stay again. It is located in a great loc  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home rental in Pittenweem with golf nearby

Fife / Pittenweem

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location next to beach” The cottage was lovely and very well equipped. It was a 1 minute walk to the rocky (and a bit of sandy) beach. The house was well laid out and there was ample parking.  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1400 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Allendale

Hexham / Allendale

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Rural retreat” I stayed here with another female friend, both in our sixties and we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very much 'out of the way' but the views and wildlife are worth the drive down winding roads. We were there for two nights so  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday bungalow rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£325 - £375 / week

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from £88 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Five Star Luxury in Skye” Pictures don't do this house justice. It's a huge bungalow with big rooms that have been well looked after. The house is clean and new feeling but cosy and all facilities are excellent. The wifi is brilliant. The location is  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Meidrim

Carmarthen / Meidrim

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £62 / night

£335 - £495 / week

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