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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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Ardglass holiday townhouse rental

County Down / Ardglass

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“1 Harbour Loft” 1 Harbour Loft is a very well presented and maintained holiday home. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. The bedrooms all extremely comfortable and the welcome package second to none. The hosts are very welcoming and fr  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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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 £118 / night

£561 - £996 / week

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from £118 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cotwolds Cutie” Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopping or dining. Close proximity to B  …see more

from £165 / night

£786 - £1394 / week

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from £165 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Warm and cosy cottage” We spent the weekend at Fisherman's in Nov and although the weather in Dartmouth was very cold the cottage certainly wasn't. The log burner just made the comfortable, spotlessly clean cottage even more cosy. I would certainly r  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £700 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portballintrae

Bushmills / Portballintrae

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“The Anchorage is excellent accommodation” Very good accommodation and easy access to tourist attractions on the north coast, secure and safe play areas for young children  …see more

from £160 / night

£660 - £800 / week

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from £160 / night

(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

£450 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse letting

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Cosy and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location” We stayed here with our two young boys and it was fab!there are a few steps/stairs but my kids are good with these so no issue. great spaces and very well equipped the kitchen was great to cook  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £560 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Fabulous 3 bedroom townhouse located in the heart of historic Dornoch. Fully equipped and fitted out with all that is required for a short or long stay.  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £775 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Crail holiday townhouse rental

Fife / Crail

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Lovely Victorian house in the heart of picturesque fishing village. Two sitting rooms with open fires and large open plan dining room/ kitchen. Near the beach, harbour, coastal path and golf courses. 2 night stays welcome.  …see more

from £300 / night

£1300 - £2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portrush

Portrush / West Strand

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Family Holidays Family Reunions Trace your Irish Roots Under 5s welcome Pet-Friendly Links Golf Giant's Causeway, Surfing and Water Sports, Sea Fishing, Beach Holidays, Child friendly, Direct access to BeachEvents in the region: North-West 200 Motorbike Races Golf Tou  …see more

from £100 / night

£595 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in South East England

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour South

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Value” I think you'd struggle to find a place that is as spacious, has such pleasant surroundings and is as tidy as this for the same money. We'll be back next year for sure.  …see more

from £125 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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(26) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Eyemouth

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
“Excellent” This was our first visit to Eyemouth so we went for accommodation in the centre of Eyemouth we were lucky to find Market View first time. Liz and Chris were friendly and made us very welcome. The accommodation was excellent for us althoug  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A former Victorian townhouse overlooking the harbour, Captain's Reach is an impressive property with high ceilings and many original features throughout its large rooms, offering luxury accommodation at an affordable price. The property is split over two floors, w  …see more

from £120 / night

£625 - £1475 / week

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Townhouse rental in Belford with golf nearby

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Welcoming Holiday Home in village near to Northumbrian coast / castles & Hills.Well equipped house, Sleeps 6, 2 doubles (one ensuite) 1 twin, 2 sittingrooms, kitchen and Garden. Pets welcome. Good local amenities, Good local transport .Stunning part of EnglandWarm C  …see more

from £135 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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(41) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely property, lovely town!” Property was decorated to a lovely standard. Easy on street parking. Great lounge and dining space. Good safe garden for the kids to run around in. Kitchen small for more than one or two people to be in. Unfortunately th  …see more

from £135 / night

£886 / week

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(11) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental in Cumbria

Cumbria / Ulverston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful Town House with Immaculate Service...and a sauna!” The owner, Lesley, is clearly very proud of her home and very keen to ensure her guests receive the highest level of service and attention possible, she certainly achieves these high levels.  …see more

from £135 / night

£795 - £1140 / week

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(8) Excellent 

14

Holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Beautifully finished home perfect for family breaks or a couples retreat. The village of Portballintrae is only 2 miles from the world famous Giants Causeway. There are numerous sandy beaches near by and championship golf courses dotted throughout the area.  …see more

from £89 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £89 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Brecon

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect for a family get together” We stayed for a bank holiday weekend but could have stayed for a fortnight! With 4 couples and 2 under-3s there was plenty of room for toddling / crawling / sharing a room or not sharing a room! The garden was a nice  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Fife

Fife / St Andrews

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
5 bedroom, 4-bath luxury townhouse located in central St Andrews. 5 mins walk to the Old Course, beaches, historical sites and the charming shops, cinema, bars and restaurants of the town. Ideal base for families or groups of golfers. Large enclosed garden. Pets welcome  …see more

from £230 / night

£1500 - £3000 / week

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from £230 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Newport -Trefdraeth holiday townhouse rental

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Major lodge is in the popular historic town of Newport pembs Just 5 min walk from the beach and within easy walking from the shops, cafe's, local pubs and restaurant's We also have free wifi conectionIdeal base for walking the coastal path or mountains, golfe  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £750 / week

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from £43 / night

(7) Very Good 

14

Norfolk holiday townhouse rental

Norfolk / Cromer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
Thurston House is superbly located in Cromer, within easy walking distance to both the town and award winning, safe, sandy beaches.For convienience there is also a well stocked local shop and post office 100 metres from the house open until late for last minute things!  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Selsey holiday townhouse rental

West Sussex / Selsey

5 12 4 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent accommodation, in quiet fishing village” The house is fully functional for a short family stay. It has all the facilities as for a permanent home without any particular charm. The view is excellent with quiet neighbours. The local facilities  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £1150 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

73

Holiday townhouse in Ironbridge

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Luxury 5 star self catering in a perfect location in Ironbridge. Stunning view of the Iron Bridge & river from your lounge & bedroom windows. Featured in The Sunday Times. " A welcoming home with a view of a bridge" The house is situated in a lovely small courtyard  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Eyemouth holiday townhouse rental

Borders / Eyemouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Cottage in Great Location” Kittiwake cottage is ideally located next to the harbour in this picturesque Borders fishing town. This house itself was easy to find with on-road parking always available directly opposite and the arrangement for ac  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £455 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in South East England

Hastings / Central Hastings

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from Home” One of if not the best Holiday rental properties we have stayed in over the last five years. I chose this house because it had something for everybody in our party and we were not disappointed. The neigbours otherwise known as the owne  …see more

from £150 / night

£600 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Tobermory

Isle of Mull / Tobermory

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A traditional village home set above the harbour. The perfect base for a family holiday on Mull.  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 / week

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from £103 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

West Country holiday townhouse rental

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a view” Fantastic views from the lounge and the master bedroom, Excellent facilities, Very clean, Very friendly owner, We had a most enjoyable stay and will recommend to everyone we know  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £1025 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Lochgoilhead holiday townhouse rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Weekend At Viewfeild!!” Fantastic big house and great value for money. This was my second stay in the property and hopefully won't be my last. The house provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. The conservatory is lovely to sit in o  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £88 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Littlestone-on-Sea

Kent / Littlestone

6 11 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent house overlooking the sea.” Our group of friends has been renting large properties twice a year for last 25 years and we all agreed that Thirlmere was probably the best house we have ever rented. It was extremely well equipped and very comfo  …see more

from £116 / night

£810 - £1345 / week

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from £116 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£274 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Tywyn

Gwynedd / Tywyn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“A really wonderful place to stay with views of the beach one side and mountains the other.” This was a really great holiday. The house was comfortable and bright with amazing views on both sides. The town of Tywyn had everything you needed with a su  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £63 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Northern England

Lake District / Keswick

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean, comfortable and spacious” Ashness house was clean and comfortable and had plenty of room. We stayed with our 4 children (ages between 9 and 17) and had plenty of room. It was great having an extra lounge as it gave the kids somewhere to do the  …see more

from £140 / night

£550 - £1141 / week

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from £140 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Fishguard

Pembrokeshire / Fishguard

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Three bedroom, two bathroom self-catering townhouse in attractive little market town, ideally located for exploring Pembrokeshire's beaches and coastal path. DISCOUNTS FOR COUPLES.Arrival time: 3 p.m. Departure time: 11 a.m.  …see more

from £100 / night

£350 - £675 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in West Country

Cornwall / Hayle

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Hayle offers a variety of entertainment for the whole family  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in South East England with golf nearby

Eastbourne / Meads

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location, accommodated 2 families of 4 for an excellent price” We had not been to the Eastbourne area before and were very pleasantly surprised. There is lots to see and do as a family, and the house is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The tow  …see more

from £140 / night

£750 - £1370 / week

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Holiday townhouse letting

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Listen to the sound of the Atlantic waves crashing on the rocks, breathe in the crisp, fresh sea air and enjoy the serenity of this idyllic location. This stunning 3 bedroom property has 180 degree uninterrupted panoramic views of the Portstewart Strand blue flag beach  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £3500 / week

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from £143 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse rental

North Yorkshire / Whitby

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Stay.” Me and a group of friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, not only is there plenty of space which is well heated , all the mod cons and only a very short walk to town centre. Had a great time and will definitely be making a return  …see more

from £125 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in North Wales

Denbighshire / Corwen

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Oozing history, quality and comfort our beautifully renovated old police station in the town of Corwen is perfectly situated in a region that is passionate about language, music, heritage and culture. Adrenalin fueled activities or gentle strolls all within easy reach.T  …see more

from £225 / night

£750 - £1300 / week

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from £225 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Conwy

Conwy / Conwy Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well equipped, central, clean” We had a fantastic week - the first time we've stayed in a holiday home bigger than our own home! Very spacious - plenty of room to spread out - attic room ideal for children bored with the rain - we barely sa  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night