UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3426)

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 cottage with shared pool in Ditchling

East Sussex / Ditchling

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Delightful picturesque cottage in 3 acre garden of family country house in the South Downs National Park at Ditchling village just below the Ditchling Beacon less than half mile from the South Downs Way. Fully equiped and inclusive. Great base for South Downs and areaCl  …see more

from £59 / night

£375 - £597 / week

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from £59 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Dartmoor National Park / Tavistock

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house and garden,beautiful location for family celebration holiday” Owner was extremely helpful, all facilities excellent ,bedrooms and beds extremely comfortable. Kitchen had every convenience ,plenty of crockery ,glasses, cutlery and good  …see more

from £315 / night

£1650 - £3400 / week

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from £315 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Minimum 2 nights  …see more

from £120 / night

£490 - £550 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Sedbergh

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park's largest settlement at Sedbergh - Englands official Book Town.Convenient quality inspected central accommodation comprising double bedroom and a twin room. 100 yds walk to pubs, restaurants, cafes and all shops and yet  …see more

from £99 / night

£577 - £845 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Northern England

North Yorkshire / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Trout Cottage is a 2 bedroomed former fisherman's cottage centrally located in the seaside town of Filey on the stunning Yorkshire Coast. The local shops, bars and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Filey's beautiful 5 mile beach is just a 7 m  …see more

from £75 / night

£295 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in March

Cambridgeshire / March

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“High quality cabin with great facilities and classy decor for relatively cheap.” I almost don't want to write this review as I feel I've found a real gem of a place. I stay in a lot of high end hotels while I travel with work and I have to say this p  …see more

from £57 / night

£350 - £720 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Portstewart with golf nearby

County Londonderry / Portstewart

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Portstewart is on the scenic Causeway CoastPlaces of interest within easy reachGiants CausewayDunluce CastleBushmills DistilleryRathlin IslandBallycastleCarrick-a Rede rope bridgeMussenden Temple.Ballintoy Harbour - Setting uses for Lord of The Rings MovieThe price in  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1200 / week

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from £143 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ebrington

Cotswolds / Ebrington

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Private, off road parking for 2/3 cars, garage space for motorcycles or push bikes, an award winning pub only a 5 minute walk away! In the heart of a Cotswold village. Less than 30 seconds to the nearest public footpath (across fields).Lovely wide stair cases with seat  …see more

from £339 / night

£995 - £1995 / week

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from £339 / night

(6) Very Good 

18

Farnborough holiday cottage rental

Banbury / Farnborough

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect English countryside cottage” I traveled with my partner and three children (11,13,15) from New York, USA to Lavendar Cottage. The cottage was adorable and clean with everything we needed. My oldest was thrilled to have wi-fi! We loved sitti  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barn rental in West Country

Cornwall / Bude

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Set in a lovely tranquil rural setting, this wing of a former Coach House built in 1907, converted in 2001, has beamed ceilings, some original scattered high and low windows, balcony, enclosed garden and spectacular views.Private garden also a communal play area with sw  …see more

from £333 / night

£640 - £1280 / week

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from £333 / night

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Holiday cottage in Polegate

Polegate / Alciston

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Ideal for a visit to Alfriston, Wilmington, Glyndebourne Opera House or for Walking the Southdowns National Park. Brighton and Lewes are nearby. Explore the many beautiful gardens and National Trust houses in the area.  …see more

from £99 / night

£480 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Excellent 

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South East England holiday cottage rental

Rye / Rye Centre

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous Well Situated Cottage” Such a lovey cottage. Clean and beautifully decorated - the photos don't do it justice. It is very well situated in the centre of Rye. The owner was very helpful and the staff at the Old Borough Arms and Mermaid Cafe  …see more

from £175 / night

£695 / week

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from £175 / night

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Holiday chalet in Freshwater East

Pembroke / Freshwater East

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
A comfortable two bedroom holiday home at Freshwater Bay in Pembrokeshire.Easy walking distance from the coast and sandy Freshwater East beach.A popular well managed property and a local friendly service.An affordable holiday let in a lovely location.Bed linen, electric  …see more

from £47 / night

£225 - £470 / week

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from £47 / night

(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

£445 - £695 / week

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from £88 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Almondbank

Perth and Kinross / Almondbank

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Enchanting cottage in an Idyllic setting” Moulinalmond cottage was a chance discovery while surfing the web for somewhere to stay which would also accommodate our dog. We regularly stay with our son & daughter-in-law, who live in Perth, but with their  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £565 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Askam in Furness holiday home rental

Cumbria / Askam in Furness

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden
PLEASE NOTE THAT SINGLE OCCUPANCY IS A MININMUM 2 NIGHT STAY THANK YOU Our house is in Askam In Furness. We have one double bedroom to suit a couple or single person WITHIN OUR HOUSE . You will be sharing bathroom facilities. We have the other main bedroom. Towels are p  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 / week

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from £35 / night

(12) Excellent 

21

Northern England holiday apartment accommodation

Cumbria / Kirkby Stephen

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
A central and compact Holiday apartment in Kirkby Stephen and a stones throw from the fells. Situated on the first floor over Rocke That Frock in the centre of town.There is ample parking in the town even right outside Rocke That Frock.Although a car is handy in this pa  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Home rental in Llanfrynach

Brecon Beacons National Park / Llanfrynach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A stunning stone build 4 bed property in the quiet hamlet of Llanfrynach, within the Brecon Beacons National Park.Recently renovated and Pet Friendly.The property has a newly installed wood burner in the lounge.4 star ratedThe Workshop  …see more

from £145 / night

£538 - £779 / week

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from £145 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Colerne holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Colerne

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
The pretty village of Colerne is a 20 minute walk away, offering a good food shop, post office & 2 pubs.  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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West Marden holiday cottage rental

West Sussex / West Marden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
“Simply perfect - wish we could have stayed longer” After having stayed at Keepers cottage for one week we wrote in the visitors` book our overall impression: " simply perfect - wish we could have stayed longer". The rooms are lovely. The en-suite b  …see more

from £175 / night

£595 - £1200 / week

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from £175 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment rental

Shropshire / Much Wenlock

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
“A well equipped modern top floor studio in a quaint medieval village.” A getaway to rival most in this apartment situated above the high street with a back yard entry. The proximity to the high street gives you the convenience of location to explore t  …see more

from £75 / night

£385 - £455 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Portpatrick holiday farmhouse rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Best place to stay in Dumfries and Galloway” We came here for a friends birthday and can honestly say it is one of the best places any of us had ever stayed. The cottage is beautiful, with plenty of room for a large party (12 of us). Surrounding area  …see more

from £210 / night

£740 - £1350 / week

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from £210 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Bridgnorth

Shropshire / Bridgnorth

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
A luxurious studio apartment with modern open plan layout and a wetroom. There is a high vaulted ceiling with roof windows and blinds (all electrically powered by remote control). If we say so ourselves, the design and quality is all quite breathtaking!  …see more

from £71 / night

£425 / week

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from £71 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday lodge rental

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely lodge” We all had a great weekend at this lodge, as described home from home. On site facilities were excellent, pool was lovely, restaurant good food. Everything in the lodge we required, kids made good use of the games.  …see more

from £105 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £105 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Neale Carol & Max Buick.” Our second year staying at Heather Cottage. Lovely warm clean accommodation fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Close to Portstewart and for Max most importantly the lovely park at flower fields. Totally h  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1645 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cambridge holiday cottage let

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
A cosy and spacious two bedroom cottage with all facilities you may need. Great location, only 5 min. with train to Cambridge city centre and less then an hour to London's King's Cross. Take a tour around historic sites of East Anglia - easy access to Cambridg  …see more

from £80 / night

£470 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
One bedroom apartment with king size bed in The Highland Club. The large open plan kitchen-lounge area is equipped with all modern features. Easy access to common facilities such as indoor swimming pool and spa. Located on the shore of Loch Ness.  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

(41) Excellent 

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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

(2) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Looe / West Looe

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Spacious, well equipped apartment with lovely sea views, wifi, good size garage, parking, outside space, pet friendly and 30 seconds from Hannafore beach.  …see more

from £174 / night

£490 - £1215 / week

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from £174 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Angus/Dundee

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious homely cottage equipped with everything you need on beautiful estate. Woodland, birdsong, woodburning stove, walks plus plenty of attractions, beaches and golf locally - what more do you need? We have free wifi, and great central heating for chilly nights!Th  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in South Downs

Hampshire / Old Blendworth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic stay” very comfortable studio, all what you need, great view and very welcoming & helpfull owners !! can only recommend this wonderful place.  …see more

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Pembrokeshire / Cresselly

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
Architect designed, a comfortable and spacious renovated detached stone farmhouse to sleep up to 10. Rural idyll, good central location for exploring beaches, countryside and attractions of Pembrokeshire. Gamesroom, Outdoor playareas, WIFI Central Heating, Beaches near  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1620 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanon

Ceredigion / Llanon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Penfagwyr is a 4 bedroom detatched cottage to sleep 8. 1 double bedroom on ground floor,1kingsize 2 doubles on first floor.2 Bathrooms ground floor-full suite with separate shower.First floor -full suite,corner bath with attached shower.Kitchen /Diner consists of equipp  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Melrose holiday cottage rental

Borders / Melrose

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage” Amazing accomodation, very comfortable with everything you need & more. Ideal location too as only 10 - 15 min walk into Melrose where there is a great choice of places to eat & drink. fantastic cycling on the doorstep. It was also  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great location” The cottage its self was lovely but could do with a microwave we went llandelio for river fishing which was a disappointment  …see more

from £50 / night

£274 - £583 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Castlerock holiday home rental

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent well equipped house close to beach” Excellent value for money Plenty of space Very central location with Portrush only 15 mins in car Quiet area My daughter loved the nightlights in the kids bedroom Thanks Keith will defo recommend  …see more

from £75 / night

£380 - £480 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge in Norfolk

King's Lynn / North Runcton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Three bedroom eco lodge, with one double bedroom with a large en suite shower room and two twin bedrooms. A separate bathroom with a bath. The open plan kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine/ tumble dryer, fridge freezer, electric oven  …see more

from £50 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

East Sussex / Rye

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
'Silence is Golden' - we have it in abundance.'Light pollution' - we have none.'Friendly helpful hosts' - we look forward to meeting you.'Accommodation' - you will love it.Make Aspen your first choice............for the break that  …see more

from £65 / night

£420 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Church Stretton

Shropshire / Church Stretton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 120 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A great cottage in a beautiful location for exploring the Shropshire hills” I booked brook cottage as a weekend escape & it didn't disappoint. Mel, Dan their children & barney the dog were very friendly & welcoming. The tea, fruit & cake on arrival wa  …see more

from £59 / night

£385 - £600 / week

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from £59 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in West Country

Dorchester / Tincleton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfy in the Courtyard” Courtyard Cottage was a good rental from the start. We stayed there during the Easter holidays - myself, my partner, and two of our children: 15, and 7 years old. Correspondence with Hattie, the owner, via email, was always ver  …see more

from £68 / night

£470 - £560 / week

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from £68 / night