UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3568)

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 in Dent

Cumbria / Dent

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Middleton's Cottage is a late 17th century holiday cottage enjoying a central village location and sleeping up to four guests in two bedrooms.  …see more

from £68 / night

£329 - £489 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday yurt with golf nearby in Tiddington

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Luxury Camping Snug, located near the river with lovelly viewsStunning new Bar, Restaurant & Childrens Play GroundEntertainment most weekendsStratford upon Avon (One Mile)ParkingNo SmokingWalking distance of Tiddington Village & Bus StopPets Welcome (Max 2)  …see more

from £30 / night

£200 - £300 / week

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from £30 / night

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Woolland holiday apartment rental

Blandford Forum / Woolland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Hayloft, a first floor apartment with two ensuite bedrooms, wall mounted TV's in all rooms. Wifi throughout. On site a superb communal indoor Leisure Pool, Gym, Sauna, outside Hot Tub , games room, children's play area and 3 private coarse fishing lakes<  …see more

from £130 / night

£520 - £995 / week

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from £130 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Idylic” A wonderful part of Cornwall and a really well equipped cottage. The wood burning stove fire was wonderful for chilly evenings.  …see more

from £149 / night

£899 - £3999 / week

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from £149 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Bratton Fleming

Devon / Bratton Fleming

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Mockham Down Farm is situated off a quiet Devon lane on the edge of Exmoor but close to Barnstaple and surrounding areas,There is gated off parking for cars. The garden overlooks farm land and the sea view in the distance The Log Cabin has Large Decking area and fully  …see more

from £95 / night

£750 - £1360 / week

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Holiday chalet in Scratby

Great Yarmouth / Scratby

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
UKs only 4 STAR CHALET OVERLOOKING SEA!!! Stunning beachside location - high standard - refreshingly different contemporary holiday chalet accommodation with superb sea views, close to Great Yarmouth, the Norfolk Broads National Park and the city of Norwich. Free WiFi,  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £645 / week

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from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Haddenham

Buckinghamshire / Haddenham

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Home from home...with the little extras” A cottage with the "little extras" from the welcome pack, including a bottle of local beer, to plenty of mugs for cups of tea for our guests. To the pictures, books and dvd's, ornaments and leggo (which eased m  …see more

from £53 / night

£370 - £500 / week

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from £53 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Dwygyfylchi

Conwy County / Dwygyfylchi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“conwy,s hidden treasure” we stayed in june - my elderly parents and myself - cannot find any fault whatsover - oh! yes, just one - it wasnt available when we wanted to rebook inaugust. very clean / very spacious / excellent location for getting aroun  …see more

from £110 / night

£595 - £89500 / week

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(12) 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
“Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings” The cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable. It has been very thoughtfully equipped for all our holiday needs. It is in a peaceful and very picturesque setting and there is plenty of outside area where the ch  …see more

from £120 / night

£450 - £495 / week

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(9) Very Good 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, cosy little hideaway.” After finding Badgers Walk online, viewing the photos and comments, and thinking what great value for money, we booked a 2 night stay for January. We had very limited knowledge of the Lakes, and took a gamble on Amblesi  …see more

from £65 / night

£295 - £495 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Instow

Bideford / Instow

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great house, well located and well equipped.” A modern house, very well equipped kitchen , Comfortable lounge with views over the estuary, large modern TV then a snug with sky and tv for the kids. weather was poor on a few days but the house is larg  …see more

from £150 / night

£950 - £1650 / week

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(34) Very Good 

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B&b rental in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
Luxury B and B Room full of character in a converted Old Cornish school in the charming village of Heamoor, Penzance. The School Room is newly refurbished, fresh and clean. Ensuite shower room, king size bed with crisp white linen, towels, TV, wifi, hair dryer, snug an  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Totnes

Devon / Totnes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
From Swift Cottage you have a short walk to the heated indoor pool. Ideal for that swim to keep fit.  …see more

from £101 / night

£432 - £1284 / week

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from £101 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Weardale ski cottage to rent.

Durham / Weardale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Butterfly Cottage was perfect. Everything we needed for a lovely stay. Cosy, comfortable with fabulous views.  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £600 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday studio with golf nearby in Cambusbarron

Stirling / Cambusbarron

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 58 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A peaceful countryside setting with fantastic views of Stirling Castle, the Trossachs and beyond yet only minutes from Stirling's vibrant city centre and a short drive to the University campus. The perfect place if you're looking for a base for working or tour  …see more

from £50 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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Holiday home in Kilmun

Cowal Peninsula / Kilmun

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ardmun is in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park overlooking Holy Lock with views down to the Firth Clyde and over the hills.Four bedrooms 2 double and 2 single with a sofa bed down stairs. Central heating plus wood burners. The conservatory with panoramic views.  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £795 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Haverfordwest

Pembrokeshire / Haverfordwest

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house in a perfect location for exploring Pembrokeshire” We were a party of 2 adults and 4 children (age range of 10-15) and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms suited us perfectly. The house is very light and spacious and extremely well eq  …see more

from £149 / night

£695 - £1395 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brailsford

Ashbourne / Brailsford

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
“Luxurious, relaxing and with stunning attention to every detail” Having been in many self catering properties over the years,last year we both agreed we rated Appleseed Barn as our favourite of all (same owner- Emma). However,Harebell has brought us  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 / week

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Cardigan holiday cottage rental

Ceredigion / Cardigan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
4 acres,childrens recreation field ,dog exercise field, games rooms,alpacas,secret garden,woodland walk,ponds,laundry workshop spaces , large groups welcomed , indoor labyrinth ,weekend courses available.Green tourism award , 5 mins from Aberporth beach . Free WIFI  …see more

from £90 / night

£565 - £775 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An excellent homely cottage in a great setting” This cottage is well laid out with all of the facilities that you would need. In our party there were 6 adults and two children and there was easily enough space for everyone. The wet room and Wi-Fi wa  …see more

from £163 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £163 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Inversnaid holiday studio rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Best Hostess we ever met” Kelly and Paul are fantastic hosts. If you are looking for somewhere remote, long walks, fantastic home cooked food then this is the place to go. The only downside for us was the fact that nearest pub/restaurant (half mile)  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Killin holiday cottage rental

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Otter's Holt is a gorgeous new cottage with sensational views, situated on the shores of the River Lochay. The cottage is nestled into the banks above the river with a private hot tub in the decking for guests to enjoy, and watch out for the otters playing in the  …see more

from £165 / night

£725 - £1100 / week

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from £165 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Angus / Brechin

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
This is a No Smoking property.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Cockermouth holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Cockermouth

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful & Relaxing!” My wife and I arrived about 4.00pm, with little difficulty thsnks to Stephen's written dirrections. Far more helpful than my GPS system, which refused to recognize the Wardhall postcode. Stephen was away the day we arrived and  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gwithian

Cornwall / Gwithian

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Gwithian Holidays offer superb self catering accommodation in the village of Gwithian, just a short walk from a three mile stretch of golden sand called St Ives Bay. We offer you good value, comfortable accommodation with excellent facilities, for a perfect holiday.  …see more

from £99 / night

£455 - £770 / week

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from £99 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Charmouth

Bridport / Charmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” Absolutely beautiful cottage in an amazing location. Me and my daughter stayed here for a week during half-term. The house is fab, extremely comfortable with everything you could possibly need. The village of Charmouth is so pretty and peace  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Monmouth holiday cottage rental

Monmouth / Wonastow

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent cottage, beautiful location” We found the cottage very spacious for our group of seven adults. The property was very clean, well presented and had everything we needed. Two of the three rooms had en-suite bathrooms with a further main bathro  …see more

from £90 / night

£490 - £910 / week

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Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in South Cerney

Cotswolds / South Cerney

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Stunning semi detached 4 bedroom lodge with private hot tub and a spectacular view over 114 acre sailing lake in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester. Idyllic setting for a relaxing get-away-from-it-all break, with fishing, sailing, golf, and much more right on th  …see more

from £295 / night

£1180 - £2150 / week

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from £295 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Portballintrae

Bushmills / Portballintrae

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Winter break on the North Coast” Great location with good facilities for our extended family! Plenty to do with nearby walks along the coast to the Giants Causeway.  …see more

from £160 / night

£660 - £800 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Home letting in Portstewart with golf nearby

County Londonderry / Portstewart

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent stay in a beautiful home” My stay here was fanstatic, the house had every thing we needed. Its a very comfortable home and my 4 yr loved the 'holiday house' so much she was sad to leave it. Its located in a lovely quiet cul de sac and closed  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Dartmouth

Devon / Dartmouth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
The Old Bakery is a stone's throw from the hustle and bustle of the buzzing town of Dartmouth. A warm welcome awaits you at this delightful three-storey townhouse, situated in the heart of this wonderful town.  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 - £1675 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE” My family and I had a great stay here as there was 8 of us ,it was split into 2 nice cottages which was nice as broke things up and family do different things.It was a lovley area local shop and 3 pubs that done realy good food, and  …see more

from £260 / night

£660 - £1150 / week

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Fantastic Holiday Cabins in Caernarfon, North Wales near Snowdon & Anglesey - 240 Fully Renovated Feb 2015 & 217 fully renovated Feb 2016 Amazing Location. RIVERSIDE LOCATIONS SO YEAR ROUND FANTASTIC VIEWS At Glan Gwna Park set in 100 acres. 3 Bed Detached D  …see more

from £80 / night

£650 - £790 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Dervock

County Antrim / Dervock

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” Very friendly hospitality and area. Very clean and comfortable place to stay. Kids loved the farm location, home from home. Easy distance to Giants Causeway and rope bridge and so close to shop etc in Dervock. Thanks again for  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Llwyngwril holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llwyngwril

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy and well appointed” We used Y Llaethdy as a base whilst walking the Meirionnydd stretch of the Wales Coastal Path between Porthmadog and Machynlleth. It was perfectly positioned with the railway station just five minutes walk away which meant we  …see more

from £75 / night

£295 - £545 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

North Yorkshire / York

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
In a tranquil getaway just 25 minutes drive to York centre is our pet friendly ground floor apartment located on a hill top farm just 15 minutes from York Park & Ride at Monks Cross (John Lewis, M&S etc) and 5 minutes drive from Castle Howard. Off the beaten tr  …see more

from £95 / night

£595 - £815 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Looe

Looe / West Looe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Good Location. Lovely Unit” The unit was spacious, comfortable and had everything one could require (except a clothes dryer)!. The unit has been modernised and has fantastic automatic heating which suited our needs perfectlyl (as we were out each day  …see more

from £80 / night

£300 - £750 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kilmelford

Argyll and Bute / Kilmelford

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Superb place. Well equipped. Spacious three bed room house with a good size living room and a conservatory. Very good location to explore western Scotland. Highly recommended. Suresh Fernando  …see more

from £67 / night

£426 - £819 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Holmfirth

West Yorkshire / Holmfirth

2 3 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Absolutely fantastic place to stay!!” This was my second stay at this cottage and it was just as good as the first! It is in a beautiful location on the edge of a tiny village looking out on fields of sheep, a great place to get away to to relax. Th  …see more

from £66 / night

£365 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Exmoor National Park / Exford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Charming character cottage in idyllic village.” We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing break at Chapel Cottage. Situated in a delightful village with a pretty green/park to the rear & a safe enclosed garden which was ideal for our dachshund 'Misty'. The c  …see more

from £125 / night

£545 / week

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from £125 / night