UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3555)

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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Widemouth Bay holiday cottage rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Beautiful cottage in relaxing quiet location” My family and I (husband, 10yr old daughter and big dog) had a wonderful time at Seawood Cottage this April. We had a lovely welcome from the host Irene who had laid out Easter treats for us and a bone fo  …see more

from £160 / night

£730 - £1300 / week

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from £160 / night

(10) Excellent 

35

Nowton holiday farmhouse rental

Bury St Edmunds / Nowton

6 16 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Had a wonderful time in Nowton” My friends and I had a wonderful time in Nowton, the owner was really friendly, welcoming and helpful and as she lives next door so always on hand to assist us. The farmhouse was lovely, the bedrooms larger than we wer  …see more

from £383 / night

£1150 - £2200 / week

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from £383 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A hidden gem” I stayed here with my husband and two boys (7 & 9) for a long weekend. It's such a beautiful luxurious property and in gorgeous surroundings. Helen and Chris have thought of everything and we felt very welcome. We'll certainly be back a  …see more

from £124 / night

£895 - £1095 / week

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from £124 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Porthminster

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great modern apartment in ideal town location” We loved this modern apartment right in the town centre with every amenity on had and just a short stroll to the sea front. No parking on site but there are local car parks around the town which we did n  …see more

from £89 / night

£499 - £1099 / week

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from £89 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Crieff with golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Enjoyable” Lovely apartment and close to the centre for restaurants and bars so didn't have to move the car. Nice fresh flowers and bottle of wine on arrival. Only drawback was the garden and garden furniture could have been better maintained althoug  …see more

from £55 / night

£370 - £675 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Foulden holiday home accommodation

Borders / Foulden

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect House and location for a family holiday” An excellent spacious comfortable house with wonderful panoramic views - situated in the country but within easy distance of all amenities. The games room was very well used by us all. My grandchildren  …see more

from £200 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £200 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage in Marazion

Cornwall / Marazion

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect getaway with dogs” Jowders cottage is a fantastic place for people who have a small family and dogs. The beaches are close and dog friendly (in places - watch out in peak season though). There is parking which is a must in Marazion. The cotta  …see more

from £58 / night

£334 - £876 / week

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from £58 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Hawick holiday cottage rental

Borders / Hawick

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Well worth a visit” This is a lovely secluded cottage in splendid countryside and within easy reach of Hawick and other local area. The cottage is comfortable and we were warmly welcomed by Mr and Mrs Turnbull. The local town has some good shops - i  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Omagh holiday cottage accommodation

County Tyrone / Omagh

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Felt like home...” We went up for off road biking to tge Davagh Forest and decided to rent a cosy cottage. Well if you are looking for the same this is your place. The owners were very nice, some lovely home backed bred and other goodies in a cute ham  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Very Good 

21

Upwey holiday cottage rental

Weymouth / Upwey

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful home-from-home cosy cottage, recommended” We loved this little cottage. Our boys (6 & 4) loved the games/toys that the owners children had kindly donated, there were so many! We enjoyed looking at all the books on offer, however, due to u  …see more

from £110 / night

£320 - £695 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ironbridge holiday apartment rental

Ironbridge Gorge / Ironbridge

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Situated in the World Heritage Site. The accommodation overlooks a natural garden of approximately one and a half acres, guests are welcome to enjoy these facilities. Being in an elevated position there is a good view of theGorge. Within walking distance of the Iro  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Ledbury

Herefordshire / Ledbury

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The best ever & doggy friendly too!” Small, but perfectly formed. Very clean, well equipped & friendly owners. Even provided bowls, spare lead, doggy bags, doggy towels & bed for our spaniel Oscar. Wonderfully comfortable bed, fantastic book selection  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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from £50 / night

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Apartment rental in Carbis Bay

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Fabulous front line holiday apartment with stunning uninterupted views over Carbis Bay Beach and out over St Ives Bay. Private terrace for alfresco dining overlooking beautiful gardens and Wifi internet access. An absolutely perfect base for exploring Cornwall.  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1895 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Warkworth

Amble / Warkworth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“"5 Star - Self catering Dog Friendly Experience"” We booked to stay in Ceolwulph Cottage in Warkworth. This was the highest standard of dog friendly cottages that we have stayed in. From the moment we opened the front door we knew it was going to be a  …see more

from £89 / night

£620 - £1200 / week

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from £89 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Matlock Bath

Matlock / Matlock Bath

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • 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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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bryncrug

Gwynedd / Bryncrug

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
The property is suitable for people with limited mobility. Guests can pull up quite close to the front door.  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £799 / week

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from £88 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Lavant

Chichester / Lavant

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Converted Barn set amongst the beautiful countryside of West Sussex.  …see more

from £84 / night

£585 - £1230 / week

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from £84 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday home with shared pool, golf nearby in St Florence

Tenby / St Florence

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable cottage in a great location” We have just spent a week in Saddlers Cottage and had a fantastic time. We particularly enjoyed having a swimming pool on site which gave us somewhere to go with the kids when the weather was too cold. The  …see more

from £116 / night

£399 - £1070 / week

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from £116 / night

(41) Excellent 

19

Castle Bytham holiday cottage let

Lincolnshire / Castle Bytham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfectly wonderful place to stay.” From the welcome I received upon arrival, the unobtrusive but friendly service to the fond farewell, I felt like I had stayed with good friends. The cottage itself is wonderful. Quirky & luxurious. Nothing has been  …see more

from £75 / night

£455 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

Devon / Dartmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“A lovely apartment, great views of the river Dart” Try a trip steam boat trip up the river to quirking Totnes, great for shopping then return by steam train, Or go to Greenway - home of Agatha Christy.  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £940 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Kinross

Perth and Kinross / Kinross

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Spectacular views to Loch Leven, over stunning countryside and farmlands. Cheery sunroom, well equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room with piano and open fire and 3 comfy bedrooms. Sheltered patio and very pretty enclosed garden. Farm shop and pub selling good food only 10  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Lochearnhead holiday cottage rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
The property is within walking distance of Loch Earn and the National Cycle Network Route 7 for those who are keen walkers. Beautifully furnished this is a great base for you to enjoy the surrounding area. Free wi-fi is available, adn there is a hot tub in the garden.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

20

Towcester holiday cottage rental

Northamptonshire / Towcester

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
11 self-catering holiday cottages set in a rural location on a working farm, offering walking, cycling, fishing and tennis. Suitable for family holidays, couples having a quiet break, friends reuniting and business accommodation. Off-road parking. Underfloor heating.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Downpatrick

County Down / Downpatrick

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Highly recommended.” Noreen was a lovely host! Very hospitable. Accommodation is like a home from home. We really enjoyed out stay. Thank you.  …see more

from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Presteigne

Powys / Presteigne

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“lovely cosy cottage” It is a lovely warm comfortble cottage they thought of everything hair dryer etc. would go there again any day  …see more

from £55 / night

£200 - £498 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Average 

11

Holiday cottage rental

Innerleithen / Traquair

4 13 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Nestling peacefully beside the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, midway between Peebles and Galashiels, 2 miles east of Innerleithen, the Old Railway Station has been extended to form comfortable self-catering accommodation for 9-10 persons. The house lies in a  …see more

from £105 / night

£525 - £1130 / week

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from £105 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Port William holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Port William

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous House in a Great Location” We rented this house with another family for half term week. It was fabulous, with top class fixtures and fittings. Sarah the owner left shortbread and wine for our arrival. The beds were lovely and comfy and th  …see more

from £100 / night

£625 - £1350 / week

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from £100 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ashwater with shared pool

Devon / Ashwater

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
Wagtail is a fully-accessible luxury lakeside lodge with private terrace giving magnificent views across a 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake to the beautiful Devon countryside beyond. A few minutes from the stunning South West coast it''s the perfect place to relax  …see more

from £69 / night

£295 - £645 / week

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from £69 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Winson holiday home rental

Cirencester / Winson

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely property in a beautiful location” We had a lovely stay at Mill Bank House. The property was immaculate and spacious, great for our group of extended family which ranged from 4 months to 70. The kitchen was clean and well equipped, perfect for t  …see more

from £336 / night

£1795 - £2005 / week

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from £336 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Toft

Shetland Islands / Toft

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“We'd go back!” Had a super week in Toft. The apartment in Johns house was perfectly placed for what we wanted. John couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The place was spotlessly clean and the view from the living room window was beautiful.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Giggleswick

Settle / Giggleswick

10 19 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 19
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“A wonderful Christmas!” My very clever daughter-in-law booked this for a special Christmas for the whole family. The house was superb and we had a wonderful week all together with family from the USA and various corners of the UK. The rooms were all  …see more

from £375 / night

£3200 - £5230 / week

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from £375 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pennan

Aberdeenshire / Pennan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Air conditioning
Imagine having the beach right on your doorstep! If you want to stay in a property with loads of character, then Mill of Nethermill has holiday accommodation suited to your needs. The Neuk is a one bedroom property with exposed stone walls and fantastic sea views.  …see more

from £70 / night

£288 - £400 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Criccieth holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Criccieth

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Just returned from a fantastic week in Chapel Cottage . The cottage had everything that we needed. There is a lovely sitting area which has the sun in the evening this is enclosed so my grandson was safe to run around. The shops , restaura  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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Holiday home rental

Hastings / Pett

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful five bedroom house in the village of Pett, East Sussex. The property has a large garden with terrace area perfect for BBQ's with friends and family. The holiday home is bright and spacious. There are many local attractions for everyone. The village its  …see more

from £195 / night

£1500 / week

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from £195 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St Monans

Fife / St Monans

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
“Relaxing long weekend” We spent a really relaxing long weekend in St.Monans. The cottage is well equipped, and is conveniently situated just off the harbour. With slightly poor weather for May/June the log/coal fire was a great novelty, but the cottag  …see more

from £90 / night

£560 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Self-Catering Cottage in Usk

Monmouthshire / Usk

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
lovely ground floor barn conversion with its own gardens and duck pond rowan cottage is the most lavish bull pen you will ever see, a four post bed ensuite room at one end, with its own patio a twin ensuite at the other end and in the centre a long lounge and kitchen w  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £650 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Home rental in Harlech with golf nearby

Snowdonia National Park / Harlech

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Lounge Holidays are thrilled to offer this exceptional property for your families summer holiday, winter & weekend break. And very reasonably priced for the first years rentals! This lovely stone town house has recently been refurbished and tastefully decorated i  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £899 / week

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from £88 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sherborne

Dorset / Sherborne

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
“Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend” This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better! Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and ha  …see more

from £56 / night

£357 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochgoilhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Great location lovely cottage well equipped clean and cosy home from home will be back again next year.  …see more

from £88 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Invershiel holiday cottage rental

Scottish Highlands / Invershiel

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful Cottage with Wonderful Views” We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Woodlands. It's a very spacious cottage set in beautiful scenery with wonderful views from the main windows. Even in winter we found lots to explore. We had a lovely day on  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1390 / week

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from £108 / night