UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3548)

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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Holiday home rental

Denbighshire / Ruthin

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£210 - £360 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool, golf nearby in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely little chalet” Very nice place helpful owners who let us know when we could go in earlier. Would stay here again and recommend to friends.  …see more

from £45 / night

£180 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday watermill in Enniskillen

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £43 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“dream location” amazing cottage fully equipped with everything, stunning views from the balcony fields to the back and the sea to the side. massive garden which our dog loved, 10 minute walk to the beach, milk and welsh cakes on arrival. management  …see more

from £80 / night

£401 - £1479 / week

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from £80 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Lake District / Silverdale

11 24 2 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Can't wait to go back!!” We stayed at Bay View for my sisters 30th and we had such an amazing time!! Everyone commented on how beautiful both the house and the surrounding area is!! From the living areas and some of the bedroom, you get the most beaut  …see more

from £250 / night

£1500 - £3300 / week

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from £250 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage with lots of charm Furnishing and equipment first class Very friendly owners Hot tub brilliant  …see more

from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Eyemouth holiday tower rental

Borders / Eyemouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £292 / night

£995 - £1480 / week

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from £292 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Stirling holiday studio rental

Stirling / Stirling

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
“swanswater wee house” dilys and I have stayed here many times before, being a keen fisherman could not ask for better surroundings, center of stirling just a short drive, dilys often walks there taking about 45mins, room is always clean and inviting,  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £320 / week

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from £40 / night

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £57 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday home in Invergarry

Scottish Highlands / Invergarry

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A great stay that's out of the way.” We spent two idyllic weeks here during September with our two dogs and left with batteries fully recharged. Tornacarry has all the facilities needed for a restful stay; the availability of WiFi was very useful. T  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £72 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / 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 £90 / night

£350 - £825 / week

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from £90 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything we wanted from our holiday and more.” Piers and Sue could not have been better hosts - they had thought of everything you might need and even provided a wonderful welcome pack. My husband and I loved the peace and tranquility of the place.  …see more

from £105 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £105 / night

(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  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £450 / week

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Holiday home in Argyll

Oban / Argyll

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£395 - £440 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow 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 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Serenity - a peaceful and relaxing home from home.” When I booked my stay at Serenity I never imagined that it could possibly turn out as superbly as it has. When I have been away from home previously there has always been something, however minor t  …see more

from £95 / night

£400 - £1150 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Stanwick St John

Richmond / Stanwick St John

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful property and Location” This is a beautiful retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and will definitely be booking again. The large doors were great to open when the sun was shining! The only snag was that we did find them difficult to cl  …see more

from £85 / night

£490 - £700 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

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

2 3 Min stay varies

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

from £107 / night

£495 - £710 / week

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from £107 / night

(86) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ventnor

Ventnor / Niton Undercliff

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
“The best-equipped, beautiful cottage” We were six adults and two children (aged 1 years, and 3 months). We found the cottage very relaxing and spacious, with everything we could want/need for a weekend away, and a wide array of toys to keep our 1 year  …see more

from £125 / night

£595 - £1550 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km

from £100 / night

£310 - £640 / week

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from £100 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Waren Mill

Northumberland / Waren Mill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Stay” What a great cottage very quite and peaceful every thing to hand and very clean and tidy, Its a great shame we only had a few days away as we would have loved to have stayed longer with our two dogs  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mersea Island

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Relaxing weekend in West Mersea” Stayed here before, enjoyed it so decided to have another break at Oakleaves. Well equipped comfortable Accommodation suitable for one or two people. Plenty of good places to eat nearby and nice walks along the beach.  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marazion

Marazion / St Michael's Mount

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“A Really Lovely Apartment” We booked this apartment as a last minute break from Holiday Lettings and we certainly weren't disappointed. We were greeted by a welcome bottle of wine, and a sparkling clean apartment. The apartment had great facilities in  …see more

from £105 / night

£445 - £810 / week

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from £105 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Aberfoyle

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Aberfoyle

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £38 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £38 / night

(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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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tetbury holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Tetbury

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£600 - £650 / week

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from £150 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.  …see more

from £71 / night

£480 - £790 / week

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from £71 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Cottage, situated in a quite position with spectacular views” Spent Christmas with friends in this beautiful cottage. Everything was of a very high standard and beautifully presented. Lovely views across the bay to Portree, and the mountains  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Northumberland National Park holiday cottage let

Northumberland / Northumberland National Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent Holiday” We have just returned from our weeks holiday at Brackenlea with our wee Westie. The cottage exceeded our expectations its so tastefully appointed and decorated no "damp holiday cottage" feel. The area was great for our walking and  …see more

from £70 / night

£260 - £520 / week

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from £70 / 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Dunvegan holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Dunvegan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent all round” We spent a great 4 nights at the house. It is easy to find, parking is good, and the house itself is immaculate - beuatifully maintained, and the welcome pack of mild & bread and coffee and shortbread - along with a few tots of Ta  …see more

from £100 / night

£495 - £595 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful coastal property” My wife and I have just enjoyed a wonderful weeks holiday in Hilllcrest Cottage Cullen. The owners, Selma and Rob, were there to greet us and show us around. They had left us a welcome pack and had also given us flowers, an  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Newgale

Pembrokeshire / Newgale

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“An idyllic retreat” We had a wonderful stay at the Granary. Our boys loved sleeping in the crog loft ( up a steep paddle ladder so not suitable for very small kids but the perfect adventure for our two - aged 6 & 8 ). The Granary was very comfortable  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £750 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tonbridge

Kent / Tonbridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 49 km
  • Child friendly
“Extremely comfortable property in fantastic location” My husband and I stayed in Waters Edge with our 3 teenagers for 6 weeks whilst we had some building work done on our house. Amanda was very helpful & friendly throughout our stay. Although we live  …see more

from £152 / night

£645 - £1355 / week

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from £152 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£420 - £680 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Malton

North Yorkshire / Malton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km

from £66 / night

£300 - £530 / week

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from £66 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brampton, Carlisle

Carlisle / Brampton, Carlisle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £90 / night

£285 - £460 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Clapton on the Hill

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£400 - £625 / week

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from £100 / night

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