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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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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

£300 - £370 / week

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from £45 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Very relaxing time” Enjoyed our stay at Owl's Nest in Suffolk. Lovely peaceful setting and well equipped accommodation. Shame we did not have more time to linger.  …see more

from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 59 km
  • Private garden
“Gorgeous Stay” We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Mullion Barn, the area is lovely and the stables have been done to a fantastic standard, with the high ceilings and decor making it feel very spacious. We couldn't have had a warmer welcome, and were ma  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £610 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Very Good 

20

Barn rental in Stelling Minnis

Canterbury / Stelling Minnis

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accomadation & location” Had a great time here. Owner very helpful & friendly. Central location is quiet, romantic, & ideal for all areas of Kent and many local walks can be had nearby. Local pub with excellent food and great staff just a 10 mi  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £330 / week

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from £40 / 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

from £90 / night

£430 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful cottages, lovely setting, friendly owners” My family and I stayed here for a week in October 2012 and had a fantastic time. The cottages is as lovely as the pictures and the front room with its wooden beams and log fire was brilliant. We've  …see more

from £120 / night

£425 - £1225 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

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
“Perfect Summer Holiday” Beautiful accommodation in a gorgeous location. Very friendly owners. Perfect for young children. Family friendly beaches that we loved. Highly recommended  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) 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
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d  …see more

from £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

29

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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(18) Excellent 

10

Holiday barn in Stanwick St John

Richmond / Stanwick St John

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful property and Location” This is a beautiful retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely be booking again. The large doors were great to open when the sun was shining! The only snag was that we did find them difficult to cl  …see more

from £85 / night

£490 - £700 / week

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from £85 / 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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Appleby-in-Westmorland

Eden District / Appleby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful, relaxing break in excellent accommodation & surroundings” Peaceful, beautiful surroundings and a cottage that is well-appointed and comfortable, perfect to come back to after a day out exploring the area. The owner is very friendly, helpfu  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village” Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.  …see more

from £80 / night

£315 - £375 / week

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from £80 / 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

(49) Excellent 

33

Holiday barn in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

6 12 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy, restful and peaceful” Study Barn Farm is a lovely converted barn in the centre of Bonsall Village. It is nicely decorated, very well equipped and easily accommodates 12 people. All in all a lovely cosy place with a lovely atmosphere, the big win  …see more

from £230 / night

£1000 - £1600 / week

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from £230 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Lovely Cootage, excellent Hosts” Despite poor weather we had a great few days here. Hidden Gem is first class with all amenities provided and most places of interest can be reached fairly easy by car.  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £360 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) Excellent 

23

Holiday barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An excellent, relaxing long weekend in the perfect setting” We had a fantastic weekend at the Barn - very comfortable and generous accommodation, beautifully finished throughout. Contact with the owners was prompt and very friendly and they really hav  …see more

from £210 / night

£1000 - £1650 / week

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from £210 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Appleby-in-Westmorland holiday barn rental

Eden District / Appleby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £60 / night

£300 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(32) Excellent 

24

Constantine holiday barn rental

Falmouth / Constantine

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Private garden
“Lovely!” We decided on the spur of the moment to have a few days away in Cornwall. Owl House seemed to fit the bill and it didn't disappoint. The converted barn is an annexe to the main house. It is beautifully and newly fitted out, very warm and cosy  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 / week

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from £70 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Otterburn

Northumberland / Otterburn

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Five stars for rest and relaxation” We stayed at The Hemmel at Old Town Farm in Otterburn for a long weekend but felt like we'd been away for weeks. As soon as we arrived in this stylish, comfortable barn conversion we started to unwind. The rent  …see more

from £80 / night

£425 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Tranquility and beauty in an irish, rolling landscape” The Orchard Cottage is a beautifully restored house in the middle of the irish countryside, not far from the small town of Rosslea and well placesd for day trips in and around the surrounding coun  …see more

from £90 / night

£360 - £420 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

29

Llandovery holiday barn rental

Carmarthenshire / Llandovery

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect for Welsh walks” I went to the barn with friends as my friend had booked it for a birthday visit. The owner who came to see us was friendly and showed us around. The barn was big and had a spacious kitchen and living room. The rooms with  …see more

from £150 / night

£825 - £1150 / week

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(12) Very Good 

11

Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / 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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from £95 / 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

(28) Excellent 

13

Cinderford holiday barn rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Would love to stay again!” We had an amazing Christmas staying at Woodland barn, the cottage is very modern with all the appliances you would need. We arrived to lovely welcome gifts and the cottage was beautifully decorated with a Christmas tree. The  …see more

from £70 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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(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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(11) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Alton

Staffordshire / Alton

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Nice holiday” I, my wife and my 3 children spent three good nights at Chebsy bank barn, the cottage was very clean, comfortable, well decorated, fully equipped and the most important the WI-fi although the internet is not available in the bed room. W  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £400 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Putsborough

Devon / Putsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great relaxing holiday” Lovely place to stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Perfect size for 2 adults and 2 dogs, lovely decor and very cosy. Lovely quiet beaches long walks. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £1295 / week

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(39) Excellent 

8

Broadway holiday barn let

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great weekend break” 4th time of staying, we had a great time as always. We had an issue with the shower,Darcy sorted it out in no time. Nothing is too much trouble, we would highly recommend it. Booked again for new year!  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £640 / week

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(3) Very Good 

19

Barn rental in Armagh with golf nearby

County Armagh / Armagh

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
“Good for the price” The cottage was a very nice place to stay, close to Armagh but still in a country setting. Our children enjoyed being able to see the animals and enjoy fresh eggs. The cottage itself is comfortable and homey. The following are n  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £460 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Old grannery” We have just spent another amazing weekend here and it was just as good as first time the barn is so well equipped for all your needs and scenery is amazing will certainly be going back in the future  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £1999 / week

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from £79 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Invermoriston

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£575 - £675 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” A wonderfully located 5-star accommodation. Excellent facilities; clean,bright and roomy. Lovely garden and large area for kids to play. Superb location - quiet, peaceful and sunny all day long. Perfect location for walks to the beach and St.  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1320 / week

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(10) Excellent 

15

Holiday barn in Hunstanton

Hunstanton / Ringstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £100 / night

£495 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£850 - £1600 / week

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from £170 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Ripponden

Sowerby Bridge / Ripponden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £79 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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
“Birthday group getaway” We had a fantastic time, the barn was warm and cosy, and had been decorated with birthday banners and cake made for birthday girl. Barn was isolated at the top of a hill but we liked the privacy and a lovely walk through the  …see more

from £200 / night

£550 - £1250 / week

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(38) Excellent 

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Coniston holiday barn rental

Coniston / Broughton Beck

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Cottages!” We have just come back from a long weekend staying in Tyan & Tethera and had a wonderful time! Beautiful rural location with fantastic views of the snow capped mountains! Emma the owner had thought of everything you could possibly  …see more

from £105 / night

£525 - £825 / 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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