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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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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful” Seascape is an amazing base for exploring the East Neuk and beyond. The view is breathtaking, the house immaculate and St Monan's is as picturesque as you can get. The amenities in the house are excellent. My husband, young son and family t  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£340 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Portsoy

Aberdeenshire / Portsoy

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Had a super time. Lovely clean and warm Home a Home from home. I can not think of one thing that's was not there. Ian and Maureen were very welcoming. Would stay there again  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant time had by all” The house was really good everything we could have asked for and more.. The Children 14 and 15 were able to go to the beach and the village alone. We love cooking and the house had all the utensils we needed. beds very comfy  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £1075 / week

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from £150 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful House, Picturesque Location & Spacious Accomodation” We stayed here for my parents Birthday and Bank Holiday long weekend rest away from it all. The location is perfect for exploring, the size of the house and its rooms were perfect for our  …see more

from £176 / night

£1500 - £1680 / week

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from £176 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accommodation excllent location for dog walking and walking” The Beach house is a very well appointed home from home with everything you could need for a fun relaxing holiday. It is in a good location with easy access to local attractions. There  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Great for a relaxing few days away!” Good location right at the bottom of Snowdon, near the railway, Llanberis waterfall and lake. Breathtaking views. The cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The hot tub was a perfect way t  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £845 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Carbost

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning house with gorgeous views 5 star” We had 1 week in june in the house and wish it were more. The house is well equipped (very well) and was spotless when we arrived. The scenery is stunning, and the house is well placed centrally on skye. Ab  …see more

from £250 / night

£552 - £800 / week

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from £250 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Boat of Garten ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic highland holiday home!” Balvattan Farmhouse surpassed our expectations. In a beautiful location just outside Aviemore the farmhouse provided everything we needed and more, from a roaring log fire to a superbly equipped luxury kitchen. Styli  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Littlestone-on-Sea

Kent / Littlestone

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Can't wait to go back” The location was scenic and convenient with a bus stop outside the house next to a well stocked shop and very quiet. The area is flat so was great for biking. The house was well priced with plenty of of space, it was very clea  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 / week

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from £143 / night

(59) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Just perfect!” I stayed in seabird cottage recently with my boyfriend and my parents. As soon as i entered the property i felt at home, Its so welcoming and comfortable,the decor is stylish and modern, without feeling sterile. Most importantly, the co  …see more

from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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(24) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A slice of untamed paradise” This is a fantastic location with incredible views. We had a large family reunion and the house gave us space to share time together but also give us time out if we needed it. The large garden was a hit with everyone, flin  …see more

from £160 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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from £160 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Darley Dale

Matlock / Darley Dale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” What a fabulous place to stay for Christmas and New Year. Nestled in the Derbyshire Dales on the edges of the Peak district. This home offers fantastic views across the valley. Easy access to Matlock and beyond. Walking distance to not one b  …see more

from £105 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £105 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a  …see more

from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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from £225 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were  …see more

from £145 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Largo holiday home rental

Fife / Largo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful property and view” We have been going on holiday together for ten years now and this is one of the best places we have stayed in. The location was great for sightseeing, walking and golf. The property was lovely. Ver clean and had all of  …see more

from £200 / night

£950 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Loch Melfort

Oban / Loch Melfort

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
CREAG-an-FHITHICH: enjoy a charming south facing Victorian house; modernised; retaining its original character, in a large fenced garden; stunning ever changing views over Loch Melfort to the isles. Sleeps upto 9, in 5 bedrooms. The sunsets are breath taking. TV; WiFi;&  …see more

from £126 / night

£561 - £1139 / week

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from £126 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Langton Matravers

Swanage / Langton Matravers

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything about the house was lovely with great welcoming touches.” From the moment we entered the house we knew we were going to love staying there. The tastefully furnished rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. All the beds were really comforta  …see more

from £108 / night

£475 - £1260 / week

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from £108 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Glenuig

Lochaber / Glenuig

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location for young and old if you want beauty and peace and quiet” We were a party ranging from 9 years to 50 years old. The house is very spacious and very well appointed with beautifully comfortable bedrooms and a separate games room offerin  …see more

from £248 / night

£1395 - £2495 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Denbighshire / Ruthin

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
Relax and enjoy this restored farm granary offers very comfortable accommodation whilst retaining much of its original charm. Rooms include a Bedroom on the ground floor with 1 double bed and duvet, vanity unit, shaver point and walk in wardrobe. The shower room contai  …see more

from £50 / night

£210 - £360 / week

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(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Arthog

Gwynedd / Arthog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“"So close to heaven"” When I booked St Mary's Terrace it was to relive some old childhood memories from over 30 years ago that I'd shared with my family and old friends whilst holidaying in North Wales. I didn't expect in all my wildest dreams to fin  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1025 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lelant with golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
The Beach House is a perfect haven for those looking to escape the hectic pace of everyday life. Refurbished to a high standard. A place where you can wake up and look straight onto St. Ives Bay and Godrevy lighthouse. Watch the ebb and flow of the tide, whilst having y  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1950 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house and view” We booked the house for 14 of us and had an amazing stay. The house is lovely and clean and the views of the beach were fab. House is well equipped and only a short walk into town. Would certainly stay again  …see more

from £300 / night

£1208 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Down / Strangford

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect home from home.” Only stayed a few days but wish it was longer. We are a family party of eight & the cottage was big enough to give us plenty of space & comfort. We all felt so relaxed during our stay, & everything we needed was provided. The  …see more

from £150 / night

£515 - £750 / week

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from £150 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Seaton

Devon / Seaton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, clean, child friendly accommodation!” We visited Seaton with our two young Grandsons age 2 & 3 and this was a perfect home from home. Spotlessly clean, very spacious and everything you need for young children is there, including toys. The  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Penrith

Eden District / Penrith

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous retreat” 4 of us stayed for the week, which turned out to be the UK's heatwave, with temperatures around 28C. We found the house large and very comfortable. The kitchen is well laid out and when doing the washing up, you can look out of the w  …see more

from £70 / night

£300 - £650 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Chichester

West Sussex / Chichester

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful location” We stayed at this property for a 70th birthday surprise and had a great time as there was plenty of room for a 9 adult, 2 children party. The big dining table was excellent for a good party spread and there was plenty of crockery to  …see more

from £371 / night

£1900 - £2600 / week

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from £371 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“RIPON HOUSE” Wow amazing location just minutes wake from the lake and mountains. We where able to complete a circuit walk around the lake visiting the miners hospital and slate museum on the way. There's so much to do in this location if you like bo  …see more

from £80 / night

£305 - £590 / week

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(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great location for touring North Wales & Anglesey” Well equipped house. Loved the kitchen/diner, plenty of room. Nice touch providing washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. thank you. Found the door locks a little difficult.  …see more

from £100 / night

£425 - £775 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Home rental in Lochgoilhead

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large lochside house for family and friends in the stunning Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Beautiful loch and mountain views, great walks, spacious accommodation makes it ideal for multi-generation holidays, family celebrations, birthdays and get togethers.&  …see more

from £198 / night

£1060 - £1990 / week

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from £198 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cresswell Quay

Pembrokeshire / Cresswell Quay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“an picturesque cottage with excellent facilities in a stunning position” A great holiday, there is so much to do in this area. The cottage is so comfortable, our bedroom was lovely - comfy bed, white linen, great view. The children loved their bunk  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £828 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
Situated in a quiet residential area of Portstewart , the golden sandy beach, promenade, children's play area, golf course and restaurants can be easily accessed by a 15 - 20 minute walk. It is also close to Game Of Throne Sites<br />of both a front and rear  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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(43) Excellent 

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Low Row holiday home rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Swaledale

8 15 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Perfect - absolutely perfect!!” We had chosen Hazel Brow House to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday and were a party of 12 with a further 28 joining us for the actual birthday party. It is always a gamble whenever you research the internet for ac  …see more

from £473 / night

£1575 - £2375 / week

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from £473 / night