UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3567)

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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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Private garden
“An excellent property in a impressive location” One of the best properties we have ever stayed in. The cottage is furnished and equipped to a very high standard ,with lots of extras and was spotlessly clean throughout,. The position of the property ov  …see more

from £105 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £105 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Kelso holiday cottage rental

Borders / Kelso

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Excellent holiday Cottage” The Old Smithy is a superb holiday cottage. As it is all on one level, it is ideal for less abled people. The kitchen is very well equipped, the sitting room is large and has deep leather sofas, the bedrooms are spacious and  …see more

from £230 / night

£745 - £950 / week

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from £230 / night

(87) Excellent 

22

Cotmore holiday cottage rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
“Wonderful cottage for a quick break” We stayed at Rose Cottage for a week and we found it to be a wonderful place. The cottage itself has been decorated to a high standard and it was very warm, especially since the weather was quite cold. We really en  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £550 / week

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(21) Excellent 

20

Waternish holiday cottage rental

Waternish / Gillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury detached cottage with amazing sea views, set in 6 acres of land overlooking the sea with views to the Outer Hebrides. Ideal for couples or small family wanting to get away from it all. Perfect for outdoor activities.<br />Modern kitchen, huge rain shower in  …see more

from £95 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £95 / night

(28) Excellent 

23

Gower Peninsula holiday bungalow rental

Swansea County / Gower Peninsula

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” Having just returned from a short stay (Thursday - Mon) at no.24 I can honestly say all the excellent reviews about Angie's accommodation are spot on. She really does think of everything from stocking the cupboards with the basics to p  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 - £620 / week

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(2) Excellent 

4

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

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(20) Excellent 

19

Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Strontian

Lochaber / Strontian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Wish we could have stayed longer” Had a lovely 4 night break at Cedar Lodge. Everything you need has been provided for. Very comfortable acomodation and in such a picturesque area, you will feel happy with your choice. Stontian is a lovely vill  …see more

from £72 / night

£430 - £595 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Borwick

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An extraordinary ultra-modern family lodge with splendid 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 balcony with outside furniture.<br  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £925 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottages and B & B of high quality” Whilst this review refers to "The Swallows" we have also stayed in "The Robin" and enjoyed a bed and breakfast room in Barbara and Alan's House. We have been delighted with the quality and standards of accommodatio  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) 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
“Charming cottage, beautiful interiors and a fabulous setting” We had the most delightful weekend at Wool Cottage. The cottage has been beautifully furnished and every possible need has been catered for. Catherine is a fabulous host and was happy to  …see more

from £90 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Malvern Wells

Malvern Hills / Malvern Wells

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
“Top Notch Malverns Retreat” Have to highly recommend this apartment which is located in a quiet, tranquil setting and is high quality. Modern, clean, comfortable and well kitted out, this is a perfect retreat from which to explore this beautiful area.  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £630 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Hartington holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
The Hay Store is one of seven non-smoking and pet free holiday lets at Cotterill Farm. This letting is situated on the first floor of a converted barn,above the milking parlour, From the outside stone steps leading to the entrance door , there are some wonderful vi  …see more

from £50 / night

£290 - £530 / week

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(50) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic views, cute cottage” We based our holiday around our dog, who loves a good forest, so this seemed the obvious choice. None of us were disappointed, we were right in the middle of the most stunning forest location with views to die for. It  …see more

from £48 / night

£254 - £384 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Hayle holiday chalet rental

Cornwall / Hayle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” We found Roslyn very accommodating. Easy to find and spotlessly clean we found all cleaning products we could need there. Middle bedroom bed needs replacing and sofa and chairs very hard when sitting on them other than that no complaints at all. L  …see more

from £55 / night

£280 - £760 / week

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from £55 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fantastic for the Forest Of Dean” Lovely hosts who made us feel relaxed and welcome. The house is part of the farm, with sheep, horses and friendly dogs for children to enjoy.The accommodation is very comfortable with large bedrooms, a decent kitchen  …see more

from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve  …see more

from £76 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £76 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Barn accommodation in Dolanog

Powys / Dolanog

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lots of light and space inside, surrounded by peace and countryside beyond.” Celebrated our Ruby Wedding week here with 7 adults, a teenager, a 2 year-old and 3 dogs. Loads of space to gather in - or disperse to. Full-length windows fold to give level  …see more

from £69 / night

£329 - £1999 / week

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from £69 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Masham

North Yorkshire / Masham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Super Cottage & hosts” We had a super holiday at Rowan Cottage, the owners were lovely, a welcome hamper on our arrival was great, the cottage was warm felt home from home, the views amazing and the weather was kind to us, we visited some super place  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £575 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriver<br />  …see more

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Ceredigion / Aberporth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Tranquility” I would highly recommend this holiday destination, as you will not be disappointed , the apartment is outstanding and the sea view is breath taking , the only disappointment was I wish we had booked for a longer stay, so we will defiantly  …see more

from £85 / night

£545 - £749 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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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 / week

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(6) Average 

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Holiday cottage in Fishguard

Pembrokeshire / Fishguard

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“An very enjoyable stay with beautiful location” The situation of the cottage is quite remote - but the views and the location more than make up for that. Everything needed is at the cottage and the owners very helpful. We very much enjoyed our stay.  …see more

from £100 / night

£420 - £840 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This architect designed house is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village of Fort Augustus, with a short further walk to the shores of Loch Ness. Oiseval is at the end of a private road that leads directly onto the Great Glen Way, about 5 minutes from the vill  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / 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
“Fantastic, homey, well equipped and spotless - loved it !” The cottage is beautiful - we felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. The views of Porthminster beach are impressive. My 18month old granddaughter also felt right at home. Have b  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / 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
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. <br />Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a &  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in High Bradfield

Sheffield / High Bradfield

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Defenitely a place to go back” Great hospitality, nice hide out in the country side, beautiful surroundings for long walks. Very well organized cottage with all accommodation you need. Perfect place to take children.  …see more

from £60 / night

£330 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Seahouses

Seahouses / North Sunderland

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect little cottage in quiet area” Stayed at Bluebells in September, it is a proper home from home with leather sofas in the living room and a king size comfy bed in the bedroom. There is a tv in the bedroom which is a rare treat. There is plenty o  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £550 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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(30) Excellent 

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Foyers holiday cottage rental

Loch Ness / Foyers

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” A small lovely cottage in the Loch Ness region. charming decoration of this cottage, making you feel almost home. sweet attention of the owners upon arrival, with delicious shortbreads and whisky to test. the region is just magnif  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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(62) Excellent 

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Conwy holiday cottage rental

Conwy County / Conwy

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
“Fantastic!” The cottage was lovely and in an ideal location to explore Snowdonia and the coastal area around Conwy. Right from the start the experience was great, we were greeted by Ann who settles us in and even left some fruit loaf and tea for us!  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £385 / week

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(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 £100 / night

£445 - £810 / week

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(70) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Stroud / Chalford

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful charming cottage with superb views” Just returned from Hope cottage and it was all we expected it to be. Warm, clean, cosy with lots of character and superb views. Plenty of places to walk. The locals in the pubs were very welcoming, the K  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“5 star, with personal touches, plenty of space and facilities for all ages” The owners were very welcoming when they showed us around and very quick to refund the deposit. The house was clean and well presented. It had all the equipment necessary in  …see more

from £382 / night

£1639 - £3300 / week

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(69) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect Weekend” Where do I start? From start to finish our stay was thoroughly enjoyable. Located within a golf resort - you feel you are miles away from Tenby town, when you are actually a 5 minute drive away. The lodge itself was comfortable and lu  …see more

from £130 / night

£450 - £1350 / week

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(28) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Llangammarch Wells

Powys / Llangammarch Wells

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely and cosy” We stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. There was a heatwave going on so we were very lucky to have sun every single day. The cottage was nice, clean and had everything we needed. The view from the bedroom was beautiful. I  …see more

from £48 / night

£235 - £425 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Llanrug with golf nearby

Gwynedd / Llanrug

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely Perfect” Our family (including the dog) stayed at Ship Cottage in September for 3 nights. From start to finish the cottage and host were perfect. Cannot fault anything. The cottage was well equipped, very clean, warm (important as the we  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £545 / week

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from £55 / night