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UK rural retreats (1106)

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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(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

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” the whole thing was great from booking to leaving will be using again. When we arrived there were complimentary tea and coffee supplies and even a pack of biscuits!! The place is set amongst beautiful countryside and is idilic. I will be recom  …see more

from £50 / night

£170 - £560 / week

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from £50 / 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

(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

(58) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £495 / week

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from £65 / 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

(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

(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

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great short break” I stayed here with my husband & 11 month old baby for 3 nights & it was great. The owner was v helpful prior to our stay & let us check-in early & leave late which was much appreciated. The cottage is v well equipped with things  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £685 / week

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from £65 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“A great get-away in stunning countryside” Comfortable cottage with everything you could want. Lovely views and cosy log stove for wet winter days.  …see more

from £57 / night

£275 - £412 / week

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from £57 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Cranhill with golf nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon / Cranhill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Comfortable Home from Home” My wife and I booked 'Little Haven' at relatively short notice for a one week stay to visit and assist relatives with various tasks that had to be done - so not actually a true, 'holiday' visit. We live in Cumbria and had h  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(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

(50) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Breathtaking” We have just returned from 4 nights at Wren cottage.After parking the first thing that you notice is the fantastic view as you make your way down the path to the cottage. Inside it is small but everything is provided to start you off...t  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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from £48 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday studio letting

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Glorious and tranquil!” This lovely chalet is located in a beautiful part of Scotland, it's a perfect escape to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! It's perfectly secluded and local attractions include a fascinating museum on local h  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £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

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Abergavenny / Penpergwm

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Idyllic retreat for families” A great holiday flat ideal for two adults and two children. The flat was clean throughout and very comfortable with full kitchen facilities. The chickens and garden with trampoline were an added bonus!  …see more

from £90 / night

£235 - £490 / week

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from £90 / 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

(39) Excellent 

25

Blairgowrie holiday cottage let

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect cottage and owner could not have been more pleasant or helpful” The cottage was stunning with a beautiful court yard to sit in the sun with BBQ. The cottage had two beautiful spacious rooms with a lovely shower room. Upstairs is the open pla  …see more

from £85 / night

£540 - £575 / week

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from £85 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin  …see more

from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Camber

Rye / Camber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home at Dunescape” Excellent accomodation, very comfortable and cosy. Very tastefully decorated. Thoughtful welcome pack, everything that you need to make life easy when you are away from home.  …see more

from £145 / night

£695 - £1235 / week

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from £145 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Sally” This cottage was ideal for our needs, lovely location, it had everything we needed. Nice and cozy and warm, with comfortable furniture and fixtures. Yvonne and John have their work cut out trying to maintaining the grounds and the other 4 cott  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

20

Holiday cottage in Heptonstall

West Yorkshire / Heptonstall

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
A cosy, romantic stone cottage for 2, set in the heart of historic Heptonstall village. The well equipped cottage is newly refurbished and combines modern facilities with original features. Pubs and a bistro are close by and Hebden Bridge is only 1 mile away.<br />  …see more

from £42 / night

£235 - £300 / week

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from £42 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£545 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Colinsburgh

Colinsburgh / Charleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stunning one bedroom cottage located in the idyllic hamlet of Charleton near St Andrews. Sitting in truly enchanting gardens alongside a babbling brook it is an oasis of charm with views across the Charleton golf course and over the Firth of Forth to Berwick Law.<br  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 - £420 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Private garden
“Beautiful spot” Friendly welcome by owner Maureen Stone cottage set in very attractive country side Fantastic area for keen walkers and cyclists very attractive stone cottage with comfy bed Easy to use wood burner Attractively furnished with ant  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £65 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ilminster

Somerset / Ilminster

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely 2 bed cottage in the grounds of our thatched farmhouse with hot tub! Luxury fittings. Situated in a pretty Somerset village with beautiful views and complete tranquility and yet only 10 minutes from local Market towns. Hot tub, fabulous walking, great local pub  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £960 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, lovely, lovely - cannot praise too highly” What a lovely cottage and what a lovely place to stay. We went ostensibly for the Severn Valley Railway Autumn Gala as the cottage is well placed to access Bridgnorth and the line generally, but had  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Hereford

Herefordshire / Hereford

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A wonderfully relaxing countryside retreat.” Tim and Abby are two of the most lovely people you could care to meet. Fun, upfront, helpful and natural. There's no facade of a polite rental host just doing their job, but rather a genuine love for what  …see more

from £80 / night

£336 - £462 / week

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from £80 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“And relax” If you can look past the cobwebs(its rural what do you expect) and you will have yourselves a fantastic break, the surroundings are fantastic, well kept lawns and gardens, 2mins walk to the river which along with the birds was the only thin  …see more

from £165 / night

£695 - £875 / week

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from £165 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Great for family and friend gatherings. Located only 7 miles from Stirling, in Central Scotland, and conveniently located for many visitor attractions, including Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond. Corshill Cottage offers high quality self-catering accommodation within wha  …see more

from £205 / night

£835 - £1690 / week

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from £205 / night

(21) Excellent 

25

Hunmanby Gap holiday cottage rental

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” This is the second year running that we've stayed at Buck Place, this year with both s toddler & baby in tow! The cottage is modern, well decorated, clean and comfortable with the owners covering all bases (fluffy towels, great quality linen, tra  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 - £820 / week

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from £55 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Moray / Cullen

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house” This is a beautiful house equipped with everything that we would have needed for our stay. It was very clean, couldn't fault anything. The location is superb and we spent many mornings just sitting admiring the view. We were a party o  …see more

from £84 / night

£600 - £770 / week

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from £84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Moelfre

Anglesey / Moelfre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic setting” Brilliant setting, fantastic caravans in quiet gardens. Near to a number of beaches, plenty of walks not comercialised. Beautiful little harbour within walking distance. Whole family enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £70 / night

£280 - £575 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnis  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting.  …see more

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Chediston

Suffolk / Chediston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Southwold, Self-Catering, beams, wood burner, logs, open fire, log burner, Aldeburgh, Minsmere, Halesworth, garden, car parking, bbq, bar-b-q, cycling, fishing, walking, golf, cosy, Suffolk, cottage, warm, central heating, patio seats, Wi-Fi. Latitude Festival. Beams<  …see more

from £73 / night

£372 - £625 / week

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from £73 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect relaxation” Stayed in Hillview cottage last year and came back for more this year. Perfect just as we remembered it. Wonderfully situated for the coast , Dartmoor and other tourist attractions in Devon and Cornwall. Lovely indoor pool to come  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Waren Mill

Northumberland / Waren Mill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night