UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3505)

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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Newlands Valley holiday cottage rental

Keswick / Newlands Valley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous!” Spent 2 weeks during June/July, and a fantastic 2 weeks it was. The views are stunning. The cottage is well equipped ,and finished to a high standard. Would love to return! Nice to stay on a real working farm, and the host's are most wel  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £715 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llanddulas

Conwy County / Llanddulas

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Truly Magnificent” We have just spent a fabulous weekend here in Llanddulas. The house is spacious and extremely comfortable. Furnished and equipped to a high standard - impressive coffee machine! The best way to enjoy the coffee is to stand on the ba  …see more

from £225 / night

£1040 - £2230 / week

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from £225 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQf  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £1050 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Long Crendon

Buckinghamshire / Long Crendon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Pinn Cottage is a lovely country house down a quiet lane in a rural setting near the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border. Enjoy green views, peace and quiet and creature comforts whilst only 30 minutes away from the centres of Oxford, Bicester or Aylesbury, and from the  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £1800 / week

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from £200 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, relax and unwind in a wonderful peaceful setting.  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £730 / week

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from £90 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Berrynarbor holiday cottage rental

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou  …see more

from £75 / night

£280 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Sweet little cottage in good location” This is a lovely comfortable cottage which is well equipped and in a good position. I went with a friend and we took two dogs. The small garden is enclosed so ideal for the dogs. The owner was extremely helpful w  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay in a brilliant house in a great location.” Large, bright house with plenty of space for our group to have a very relaxing weekend. On entry house found to be very clean & tidy, rooms nicely decorated & furnished. Good range of Bedroom opti  …see more

from £155 / night

£620 - £1440 / week

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from £155 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £110 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £110 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” Absolutely fantastic place that had everything, old, modern, quirky, beautiful views and a stunning garden. Truly a home from home a dog lovers paradise!!!!!!  …see more

from £130 / night

£650 - £950 / week

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from £130 / 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
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Eceptional five star barn.” It was our first stay at the barn and we stayed for 7 nights. The owners were fantastic hosts, with a great welcome and milk and juice ready on arrival. The barn has a great layout with enough space for me, my husband and d  …see more

from £85 / night

£325 - £825 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home or better !” Excellent place to stay with extra touches provided. Lovely decor and extremely comfortable. Would definitely recommend and would love to return ourselves.  …see more

from £75 / night

£475 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country 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
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Praa Sands

Cornwall / Praa Sands

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable Cottage in a great location” We booked the cottage for a long weekend with friends to use as a base to explore Cornwall. It was in a very convenient location just a short drive or walk away from the major attractions of St Ives, Penzance,  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

6 11 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely” This as a great house for an extended family holiday. We were near enough to the beach for a stroll down with the dog . Our party varied in age from young toddler to grandparents and the house provided ample space for all. The 2 lounges were  …see more

from £200 / night

£795 - £1695 / week

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(34) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Alnwick / Alnmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideally situated cottage and a lovely place to stay” The cottage surpassed our expectations. It was furnished to a good modern standard and had every appliance that we needed. A well-equipped small kitchen serviced a roomy dining space. The sitting  …see more

from £80 / night

£375 - £725 / week

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from £80 / night

(29) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Fort William

Lochaber / Fort William

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great location, great views and a lovely house” We stayed in the Old Harbour Master's in mid August, a busy time in Fort William, and yet although the house is very close to the town it was always nice and quiet once round the corner in the property's  …see more

from £115 / night

£805 - £910 / week

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from £115 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous holiday cottage with all mod cons” A beautiful holiday cottage with everything we required for the perfect holiday. The owners provided excellent customer service and care throughout the whole process. We will definitely stay here again. One  …see more

from £107 / night

£750 - £900 / week

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from £107 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Northern England

Lake District / Ambleside

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
Modern well equipped apartment close to the centre of Ambleside. Sleeps 2 in a king sized bed. Allocated parking space. Available for short breaks all year round.  …see more

from £43 / night

£305 - £458 / week

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from £43 / night

(28) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Moffat holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Ideally located in centre of the historic Spa town of Moffat, this traditional two bedroom cottage is close to amenities and happily accommodates visitors with dogs.  …see more

from £49 / night

£275 - £420 / week

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from £49 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by fields, Maple Cottage, close to the National Trust village of Lacock is near Bath. A superb location for visiting Stonehenge, Longleat and the Cotswolds. Architect-designed and 4 star rated with exposed oak beams.Changeover days are FRIDAYS and MONDAYS  …see more

from £58 / night

£330 - £550 / week

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from £58 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Everything you need for a pefect stay” Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this wonderful cottage. Communication with the owner was excellent from the outset and the house is exactly as described. On top of a steep hill, the cotteage offers wonderful views  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Framlingham

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/freezer.  …see more

from £99 / night

£625 - £799 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific.” Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £495 / week

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from £54 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay! We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home! It was  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in West Country

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
lfracombe a traditional seaside town on the main coastal path - lots to do and see and Eden a great base for a holiday anytime of year.  …see more

from £51 / night

£255 - £700 / week

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from £51 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Strathyre

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent place to stay, modern build with great character, highly recommended.” We stayed Monday to Friday on fieldwork, mapping soil types in Strathyre Forest. Wish we could have spent more time enjoying this holiday home, full of character and very  …see more

from £180 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £180 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Praa Sands

Cornwall / Praa Sands

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“hidden gem” Lovely house tucked away off the main road, nice and quiet. Some nice little touches such as the cream tea left for us ( very nice! ) Not far from loads of great beaches. Would recommend it to anyone, perfect family holiday.  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £1245 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fife holiday home rental

Fife / St Andrews

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Kinbrae Golf House” Kinbrae House is a lovely family home. It was ideal for our family week in St Andrews. We had two adults, two teenagers and a dog - all were happy and comfortable. We only scored 4 out of 5 because the TV is tiny, the bins were com  …see more

from £175 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £175 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Selkirk

Selkirk / Yarrow Valley

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury modern self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders. Panoramic views. Very spacious contemporary designed house, perfect for large family groups. Quiet, rural location yet close to many attractions. Wood burning stove.  …see more

from £160 / night

£1600 / week

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from £160 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
This totally renovated, cosy 2 bedroom fisherman's cottage is a stone's throw from a small, secluded sandy beach, a short walk from a larger sandy beach and within easy walking distance of the harbour. The dolphins are frequent visitors to this area of coastline and are  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £490 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was  …see more

from £150 / night

£670 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi  …see more

from £135 / night

£825 - £1295 / week

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(33) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ellingham

Northumberland / Ellingham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, fabulous views” This cottage is situated in a quiet, peaceful location but within easy access to the A1 road which means you can visit various places of interest very easily. The cottage is well equipped and despite being semi-d  …see more

from £50 / night

£385 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Norham

Northumberland / Norham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Self catering cottage convenient to Coast Castles and countryside Pet friendly (dogs charged at £18 per week or part week) Ideal base for walkers Abundant Wildlife badgers birds otters Wood-burning stove Bathrooms both floors 4 star rating Near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Cornh  …see more

from £75 / night

£320 - £880 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Thornton-Le-Dale

North Yorkshire / Thornton-Le-Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely comfortable cottage!” This cottage is in a wonderful location right in the middle of a very nice village with lots of little shops to explore and some nice walking from the door. Forge View is comfortable and clean and has every amenity you co  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £790 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Private garden
“Amazing place, fantastic home!” Wow, where to begin! The Coach House was just perfect for our 'Escape to the Country'. The location was perfect, remote but within easy reach of the beach and shops. There is so much to do in this part of Wales, th  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £525 / week

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from £65 / night