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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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Elgin holiday cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” What Can I Say Absolutely Lovely Little Cottage Perfect Location very Peaceful Really Homely Thank You Fiona The Little Xmas Tree And Crackers Was The Perfect Touch Hope Too Be Back Again All Going Well And I Finish My Treatment x  …see more

from £33 / night

£215 - £280 / week

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from £33 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

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

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Portmeirion holiday cottage let

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“homely cottage” we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this homely cottage, it is quiet and peaceful but not far from all amenities. it was also pet friendly and everything was clean and tidy.  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £56 / night

£316 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Windermere holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Windermere

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden
Self-catering 1 bedroom cottage in a quiet location on the prestigious Birthwaite Road. Just minutes walk from both Lake Windermere and Windermere town centre. Full use of garden and terrace with views towards the Lake.  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £450 / week

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from £80 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful cottage in an ideal location” Just returned from a brilliant holiday staying at Captains Cottage which really was the 'icing on the cake'. Allonby is lovely with scenic walks along the beach. The cottage is located close enough to use as a  …see more

from £79 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £79 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“This property is amazing! Great view out over stirling castle & the wallace monument & the house itself is equisit” This house is just a few minutes from everything you need, yet tucked away up a country lane with beautiful views in every direction.  …see more

from £85 / night

£400 - £815 / week

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from £85 / 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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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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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 £62 / night

£245 - £550 / week

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from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Waternish holiday cottage rental

Waternish / Gillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury detached cottage with amazing sea views, set in 6 acres of land overlooking the sea with views to the Outer Hebrides. Ideal for couples or small family wanting to get away from it all. Perfect for outdoor activities.<br />Modern kitchen, huge rain shower in  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The perfect base for a family holiday in the Cotswolds” Our family of four - children ages four and eleven - have just returned from our holidays in the UK. Lavender Cottage was an ideal home-away-from-home while visiting the Cotswolds. The cottage -  …see more

from £95 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, so comfortable and clean.” Loved this place, it was very comfortable and the beds too were good, the cottage was very clean and the facilities excellent. It was close to all the things you need, within easy reach of London, and Paris,  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Penmaenpool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great cottage in beautiful area” We had a great stay in this cosy cottage. The cottage is very well equipped with nearby parking. Due to steps to the cottage and the garden it is not suitable for people with mobility issues. There is a five minute wal  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

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

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Minchinhampton holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Minchinhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
country views, romantic break Cotswolds, honeymoon Cotswolds,walking holiday Cotswolds, Brimscombe, Stroud, Nailsworth, Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Badminton Horse trials, Gatcombe Eventing, Cheltenham Gold Cup, vacation gloucestershire  …see more

from £114 / night

£650 - £999 / week

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from £114 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Fifield

Oxfordshire / Fifield

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Well located and peacful” Beautiful little cottage surrounded by the gardens of the main (owners)house. Our 4 dogs were made very welcome and with a secure garden we could let them loose without problems.Well located in the heart of the best part of t  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glencoe Village

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Cottage by the Loch” Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is perfect, cosy and has everything you need for a great highlands stay.  …see more

from £37 / night

£250 - £475 / week

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from £37 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Brilliant” The location of the cottage is ideal for days out and about in glenco Oban or fortwilliam plenty to do Also the cottage is a great place to relax and wind down every thing you need and more. Well maintained a credit to Gabrielia & Geo  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £635 / week

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from £95 / 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

(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

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £550 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Beautiful English country cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds with stunning views over glorious countryside with pretty, private enclosed cottage garden. Wooden beams and inglenook fireplaces, quiet and peaceful. Wifi, fully equipped kitchen and parking.  …see more

from £180 / night

£545 - £945 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect place to relax and unwind” Excellent location surrounded by fields yet only 10 minutes by car to a great beach, and places of interest St Michaels Mount and Penzance. Easy to reach St Ives driving along the lanes. Mandy was extremely helpfu  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £720 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Brilliant” A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage and the owners had thought of everything we would possible need .  …see more

from £51 / night

£255 - £410 / week

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(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / 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

(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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from £99 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aunby

Stamford / Aunby

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Fantastic Holiday” Our stay in Clematis cottage was everything we wanted and much, much more. Excellent accommodation, beautifully and conveniently laid out. Clean and well equipped cottage. Lovely surroundings, peaceful and quiet, exactly what we n  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Abergele

Conwy County / Abergele

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lavender Cottage is one of 4, 3 bedroom holiday cottages located on quiet farm in Betws Yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales. You can also hire the main farmhouse which sleeps up to 14 people, Making it ideal for travelling with groups of any size. Quiet, cosy and com  …see more

from £125 / night

£310 - £565 / week

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from £125 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Alstonefield holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous cottage and location” Our family of 4 enjoyed 5 nights at Bankside Cottage, Mill Dale, near Alstonfield. The cottage is so charming and well equipped that it's easy to settle in very quickly. From the front door, you can walk in all direction  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

Moreton-in-Marsh / Bourton-on-the-Hill

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Idyllic Country Cottage” Slatters Cottage is a perfect picture book character cottage. We had a lovely stay. The owners caters for all needs and the village has many beautiful features. The cottage is in a unique and beautiful setting with very friend  …see more

from £107 / night

£495 - £710 / week

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from £107 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le  …see more

from £220 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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(29) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fab! Cozy, charming, unique, clean and warm!” Excellent! Great stay in a lovely cottage tucked away in Whittlesey. Excellent features, facilities and furniture throughout. Made our weekend very special! :-)  …see more

from £70 / night

£340 - £475 / week

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(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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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in South Petherton

Somerset / South Petherton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“A great area to stay” A lovely cottage with super facilities (save a washing machine) and our hosts were extremely helpful and friendly. We especially enjoyed the flowers and wine ! We had good weather during the week, and were very impressed with  …see more

from £40 / night

£245 - £490 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Beautifully restored, charming 18th Century cottage located in the picturesque unspoilt fishing village of Portpatrick on the Rhinns Peninsula in South West Scotland.<br />A short drive from the Village is The Mull Of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly poin  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A warm and comfortable house, with lovely kitchen and master bedroom” A very convenient place to sleep whilst visiting family in Burghead. We would certainly be happy to return.  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £46 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £46 / night