UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3551)

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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Georgeham holiday cottage rental

Braunton / Georgeham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Magical little upside-down cottage” Three nights and sunny days in the delightful village of Georgeham, and in a fabulous little place. Upstairs is still cottagey but big and airy, with soft warm carpet and the spacious kitchen. I'd wondered if the be
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from £105 / night

£430 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ferring

West Sussex / Ferring

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £325 / night

£1750 - £2450 / week

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from £325 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.
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from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Perranwell Station

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location” Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was a
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from £129 / night

£575 - £1350 / week

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from £129 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cushendall” Amazing town. Beautiful accommodation. Nice people.highly recommended.summer or winter the views are stunning.
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from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £289 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £289 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Leicestershire / Market Bosworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £135 / night

£695 - £845 / week

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from £135 / night

(41) Excellent 

24

Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning” Went to the cabin for 3 nights at valentines and it was amazing! So cosy and the most beautiful views. Sauna and hot tub were a fantastic addition to the stay, will definitely be back soon.
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from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Woodside Cottage” The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in histor
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from £85 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Filey

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£235 - £650 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£325 - £675 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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St Ives holiday cottage let

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Excellent place to stay,hope to stay again next time we go to St Ives. Brilliant decor excellent bathroom excellent bedrooms and kitchen
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from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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(39) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ruthin with golf nearby

Denbighshire / Ruthin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday home” Lovely place .. enjoyed the views My little girl still remembers and wants to go back there again Very well equipped
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from £60 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still
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from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation in stunning surroundings” 6 of us and the dog stayed in Lochside Lodge for 3 nights in April. The Lodge is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and the views from the huge lounge windows are absolutely fantastic - mountains
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from £135 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Warrenpoint

County Down / Warrenpoint

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Trory Bay

Enniskillen / Trory Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!” We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which s
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from £35 / night

£245 - £370 / week

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(23) Very Good 

21

Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!
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from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful cottage, great location” Wool Cottage is a charming renovation, providing well-appointed accommodation. Each bedroom has an en suite, which worked well for us - my mother was in her own room and I shared the other with my three-year old son.
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from £90 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Gargunnock

Stirling / Gargunnock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality and well thought out by a really nice host family” This beautiful old converted coach house is ideally placed for trips to a whole range of interesting places but we enjoyed the weekend entirely on the farm pottering about and bumpin
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from £93 / night

£500 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(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.
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from £72 / night

£360 - £590 / week

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from £72 / night

(26) Very Good 

24

Holiday apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Viewpoint stay” Lovely property Nice & warm & very friendly owner Easy to find & nicely located Will definitely use again
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from £65 / night

£380 - £620 / week

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(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, spacious and central accommodation” Once again enjoyed our annual stay in St Andrews with friends. This was our first time at the Boot Room and would definitely stay here again. It is a spacious, bright and welcoming accommodation. It had ev
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from £130 / night

£700 - £970 / week

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(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Perranuthnoe

Cornwall / Perranuthnoe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet, cosy, characterful cottage” Lovely cottage in a typical Cornish village, with great coastal walks and lovely beach. The cottage had all that was required. The village was quiet although close to Marazion which had great pubs and shops, as di
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from £70 / night

£325 - £700 / week

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(52) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic week” Me and my partner stayed here for a week and i must say how fantastic it was the apartment was very well equipped with everything you need,Jan and paul are very friendly and helpful people, The pack full of goodies was a lovely persona
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from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Apartment was amazing, spotless, every amenity you could wish for, brilliant welcome pack! The view from the balcony was beautiful even for a cold march weekend. At night the twinkling lights and the bobbing boats was a joy to watch. Will def
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from £80 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crich

Derbyshire / Crich

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Idyllic location in the Peak District” An absolutely gorgeous cottage, close to the lovely villages of the southern Peak District, Wakedon Cottage was a cosy home away from home. Comfortable beds, a well equipped kitchen and delightful gardens made fo
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from £56 / night

£315 - £539 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!
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from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Log cabin rental in Stuston with golf nearby

Suffolk / Stuston

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£700 / week

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(16) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Bernisdale

Portree / Bernisdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Private garden

from £85 / night

£500 - £1070 / week

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(24) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in North Bovey

Dartmoor National Park / North Bovey

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing location and beautiful cottage, we loved it!” Our two young children, my husband and I had a wonderful week at Stable Cottage. My husband carefully chose this location as it is on the doorstep of so much beautiful Dartmoor scenery where we did
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from £55 / night

£295 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea
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from £95 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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(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.
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from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“Very today and all things you need catered.” The cottage is very clean and very comfortable. In the town centre. Walking distance to everything. Everything needed, such as internet, TV, kitchen, fridge catered for. Highly recommended.
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from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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(67) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” Had an absolutely fantastic time in this lovely house. There were 13 of us celebrating 21st, 50th and 80th birthdays and what an ideal place to do it. Plenty of room for us all and everything we needed to celebrate in style. Loved the huge c
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh / Wester Ross

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Holidays in Scotland” We liked the seize of the house and the rooms. The kitchen is well equipped and the utility room as well. So are the other rooms.The view from the living-room is fantastic even if there isn't any sunshine. Debra gave us a warm
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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