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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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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in. It is also very convenie  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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(65) 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
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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(49) 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
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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from £48 / night

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

from £110 / night

£525 - £995 / week

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from £110 / 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
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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(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
“Lovely Comfy Cottage” This was our first trip to South Wales, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottage was ideal, very clean and comfortable, with everything that you are likely to need. The owners Dave and June were very welcoming, and gave us  …see more

from £42 / night

£200 - £290 / week

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from £42 / 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
“A warm welcome and cozy flat.” The warm welcome I received made me feel right at home. I knew the hosts were there if I needed them but they weren't intrusive. Being a single lady, it was nice to know they were just next door. The flat felt home-li  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chipping Campden

Cotswolds / Chipping Campden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Old Brew House is in a quiet location in the centre of Chipping Campden with all its amenities, shops, restaurants, pubs, spa, museum, galleries, tennis & swimming pool. It's ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon & the idyllic c  …see more

from £64 / night

£446 - £997 / week

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from £64 / night

(57) 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
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £950 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottages and B & B of high quality” Whilst this review refers to "The Swallows" we have also stayed in "The Robin" and enjoyed a bed and breakfast room in Barbara and Alan's House. We have been delighted with the quality and standards of accommodatio  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome. The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(150) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Cannich

Scottish Highlands / Cannich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Pet friendly, very clean and gorgeous location,ti have to travel a lot but the views are well worth it, very highly recommended  …see more

from £100 / night

£290 - £720 / week

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(35) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £950 / week

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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
“Country cottage in a calm and peaceful setting” The cottage was clean and well equipped. The location is central to towns and country houses, castles and picturesque villages. The owners prepared helpful advice about places to visit, including the ver  …see more

from £110 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Harlech

Snowdonia National Park / Harlech

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for exploring Snowdonia” My wife and I stayed for one month at Dros-Y-Mor and found it to be a perfect location for exploring Snowdonia and North West Wales. The apartment is well presented and has all the amenities one could possibly  …see more

from £60 / night

£290 - £500 / week

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(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(107) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

20

Holiday barn in Cragg Vale

Hebden Bridge / Cragg Vale

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“just a superb relaxing beautiful place” Myself and two friends stayed here for three nights and its is stunning. beautifully decorated and the family that run it are friendly caring and just very nice people. we ordered the breakfast and the dinners  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect home from home” My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was beautifully presented an  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • 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 £128 / night

£606 - £996 / week

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from £128 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goodleigh

Barnstaple / Goodleigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely apartment, great location in North Devon” Just out of barnstaple yet surrounded by countryside, snapper mead is in a great location to access all the places of interest along the north coast. It is an apartment but it feels very much as if you  …see more

from £70 / night

£390 - £450 / week

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(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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(15) Excellent 

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Carbis Bay holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
AZURA is situated in a quiet location away from through traffic and 4 minutes walk to Carbis Bay's beautiful sandy beach. With it's Blue Flag status and sheltered shoreline it is perfect for paddling, playing and swimming; a real children's paradise. Ne  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £980 / week

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from £75 / 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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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberfoyle

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Aberfoyle

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The flat is situated 150m away from the main street. Aberfoyle is a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands and is an excellent location for exploring the Trossachs and Loch Lomond. Excellent for walking, cycling, fishing & relaxing.<br />This is quiet locat  …see more

from £38 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £38 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Welcombe

Devon / Welcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
On a small site of 12 chalets, with own parking space, Little Nod is very comfortable and well equipped. Electricity is payable by £1 meter. Second bedroom has bunk beds. Garden furniture for patio. Cot and highchair. We welcome one well behaved dog. Lovely, unspo  …see more

from £35 / night

£170 - £545 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage with beautiful views.” The upside down cottage was more than comfortable for my family, home from home. Only a 5 min drive from the beach plus a large area on site for the children to run around on and play games. The owners were als  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Youlgreave holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Youlgreave

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 148 km
  • Child friendly
April Cottage is over 200 years old and built of limestone. Located in the White Peak area of the Peak District National Park, it offers very comfortable accommodation for 2 or 3 people in twin and single rooms at any time of year. Upstairs accommodation is completed by  …see more

from £70 / night

£270 - £395 / week

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(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
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Stirling holiday studio rental

Stirling / Stirling

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“swanswater wee house” dilys and I have stayed here many times before, being a keen fisherman could not ask for better surroundings, center of stirling just a short drive, dilys often walks there taking about 45mins, room is always clean and inviting,  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £320 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottages can seat 12 guests for dining together and  …see more

from £340 / night

£2380 / week

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from £340 / 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
“Amazing place, fantastic home!” Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'. The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops. There is so much to do in this part of Wales, th  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £180 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Finningham holiday bungalow rental

Bury St Edmunds / Finningham

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Holiday Let in good quiet location” Stayed for a week at Half Term in October. Owners are really nice, helpful and friendly. there if you need them but they leave you alone if you want. Accommodation is tidy, clean and well presented.  …see more

from £70 / night

£375 - £480 / week

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from £70 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Lodge offers the best of both worlds: an opportunity to rest and unwind and/or to engage with the vibrant events and life of the Causeway Coast and Glens. Situated between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, this is a place to feed the soul.<br />Guests fr  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Allscott holiday barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“simply the best” had a nice time and the welcome was was top class and house was clean and had every thing and more anyone would need on holiday had a small prob with wifi but it was sorted out right away loved it that much plan to return soon and to  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £370 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alloa

Clackmannanshire / Alloa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Luxurious accommodation, totally self-contained with private parking. Golf, fishing, walking, skiing, and shopping all close by. Peaceful and tranquil location, yet within easy access of Scotland's major cities. The perfect place to relax.<br />A warm welc  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £425 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Callington holiday lodge rental

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We stayed at dartmoor lodge in August for 1 week, shame it rained nearly every day but that did't spoil our week. The lodge was nice and cleen and spacious and coming back to the hot tub was very nice. The club itself had a nice  …see more

from £100 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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