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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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
“Ms” Cedar cottage was very nicely furnished, with everything you could possibly need. Once the heating was on the cottage warmed up nicely, however, it would have been nicer to arrive at a warm cottage on such a cold day. All in all we had a very nice  …see more

from £72 / night

£430 - £595 / week

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from £72 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Log cabin letting in Tattershall with golf nearby

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful charming yet with every mod con” It was absolutely beautiful. the lodge is totally equipped to meet any and every need including those of a dog or a child. It is sumptuous and cosy and cute yet with modern facilities including a washing ma  …see more

from £120 / night

£695 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment. Very comfortable couldn't fault it. Great position for beach and Croyde centre. Relaxing stay, can't wait to return!  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Enjoyable stay at Pebbles” Pebbles is a clean, well-equipped apartment. It is situated in a residential area and only a 10 minute slow walk to Saundersfoot harbour and shops. The damage deposit was refunded almost immediately. We would definitely stay  …see more

from £85 / night

£399 - £855 / week

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from £85 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Brilliant” A lovely comfortable and cosy cottage and the owners had thought of everything we would possible need .  …see more

from £51 / night

£255 - £410 / week

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from £51 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill

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

2 3 Min stay varies

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

from £107 / night

£495 - £710 / week

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from £107 / night

(44) Excellent 

50

Broadstairs holiday home rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful House - Fantastic Holiday Home” This is the best holiday home we have stayed in at Broadstairs and we have been visiting for a long time. A wonderful welcome from Gina and the starter pack of bread, butter, milk etc was greatly appreciated.  …see more

from £65 / night

£390 - £1070 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Harberton

Devon / Harberton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
A beautiful stone cottage, converted from a traditional barn, with shared indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, indoor children's games room and outdoor play areas. Part of a picturesque, small courtyard of cottages. Ideal for families. A two-bedroomed character  …see more

from £140 / night

£595 - £1295 / week

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from £140 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £140 / night

£480 - £1318 / week

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from £140 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Portballintrae holiday townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice house in excellent location” House had everything we needed. Only negatives I can think of are the dishwasher was very noisy and we were a bit short of wardrobe space. Location was ideal for exploring the Antrim coast. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £65 / 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
“Great cottage” Fantastic cottage - very well equipped and homely. Barbara was very welcoming and the welcome cake, milk and wine was much appreciated - we would highly recommend - very good location. Thank you.  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Whitstable

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great family home, great views and a cool location.” The house is perfect to share with family and friends with lots of individual and sharing space to enjoy. The main living room/kitchen has great views and a spacious balcony with tables and chairs  …see more

from £200 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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from £200 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Very relaxing time” Enjoyed our stay at Owl's Nest in Suffolk. Lovely peaceful setting and well equipped accommodation. Shame we did not have more time to linger.  …see more

from £52 / night

£314 - £469 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
This carefully renovated 18th-century cottage has its own walled terrace and small herb garden, leading to a paddock within a secluded part of the grounds of the owner's home. Scenic local drives/walks overlooking the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee, with stea  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £420 / week

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from £75 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment in a perfect location!” Myself, my partner and my son (12 years) stayed at the Orchards apartment for a week in August, and had a brilliant time. We specifically wanted peace, quiet, scenery and some good walks, and we were absolut  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £465 / week

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(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r  …see more

from £150 / night

£620 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Arthog

Gwynedd / Arthog

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house” We stayed at 7 St Mary's Terrece over the Easter Hols , 2 families with 3 teenagers and one slightly smaller one . The house is lovely and ideally placed for walking with lots of routes detailed in the visitors book . It was very clean,  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 - £1025 / week

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(38) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday barn let

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great weekend break” 4th time of staying, we had a great time as always. We had an issue with the shower,Darcy sorted it out in no time. Nothing is too much trouble, we would highly recommend it. Booked again for new year!  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £640 / week

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from £90 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
Welcome to Sealladh na Beinne – our spacious, comfortable and well-appointed holiday apartment for two in a quiet corner within touching distance of the bustling and ever-popular Glencoe area of the Scottish Highlands. This is the perfect location for a break for  …see more

from £74 / night

£466 - £658 / week

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from £74 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Good, but could be better” Our first big disappointment was that we could not park our car in the designated space. It is one of the narrowest spaces in the car park and was in a corner which made manouvering very, very difficult. Fortunately, Gary  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £1160 / week

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from £95 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Icklesham

East Sussex / Icklesham

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Pet friendly
“Quiet and Cosy” Needed a place to stay whilst visiting my sister who lives about a hundred yards away, so this was perfect for location. The annexe itself was warm, cosy and comfortable. I like peace and quiet and this was indeed both very peaceful  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Child friendly
Southwold, Self-Catering, beams, wood burner, logs, open fire, log burner, Aldeburgh, Minsmere, Halesworth, garden, car paking, patio, bbq, bar-b-q, cycling, fishing, walking, golf, cosy, suffolk, cottage, warm, central heating, patio furniture, upstairs bathroom, wifi  …see more

from £51 / night

£275 - £425 / week

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from £51 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Tywyn

Gwynedd / Tywyn

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place for seaside holiday” I rented this for my brother and his family for a week. I was surprised at how much larger it was, the pictures do not do it justice. The patio is private, not as overlooked as the pictures imply. It was immaculately c  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Weymouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“A Gem of a Holiday” We have just returned from a two week stay at Little Gem and have had a great time. The views were amazing, everything was just as advertised. And the bed was so comfortable. So much to see and do,we would love to come back again ,  …see more

from £80 / night

£430 - £645 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£625 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Pleasant cabin amidst similar others with loch view” Pleasant stay with family. Not a huge amount to do for our teenage boys in the area so be prepared to make your own fun. The loch side bistro was good but the sailing school was not obviously open a  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £850 / week

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from £75 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Alstonefield holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous cottage and location” Our family of 4 enjoyed 5 nights at Bankside Cottage, Mill Dale, near Alstonfield. The cottage is so charming and well equipped that it's easy to settle in very quickly. From the front door, you can walk in all direction  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Crickhowell holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Crickhowell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Cottage” Just returned from a short stay in this lovely little cottage. What a great location, in the town of Crickhowell, which has some nice shops all in easy walking distance. Countryside is beautiful with some great walks. We travelled o  …see more

from £90 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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(53) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent well appointed apartment with great views” I have stayed in many apartments around the world and most are of the one bed, one knife one fork type with a bare minimum and a dodgy wifi service. This apartment on the other hand is excellent. A  …see more

from £98 / night

£490 - £906 / week

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(43) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Perth and Kinross / Crieff

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Beautiful Homely House” Lovely old house nr the center of the beautiful town of Crieff and in the same area as the Creiff Hydro. The house itself was at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac . Plenty of places to eat and drink and many different kinds of t  …see more

from £160 / night

£995 - £1695 / week

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from £160 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home accommodation in Oban with golf nearby

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Comfortable and Convenient” This house is extremely clean, very comfortable and well situated, being within an easy walk to the centre and near the huge retail park which made shopping easy. The kitchen is well supplied with utensils and cleaning mate  …see more

from £95 / night

£299 - £849 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday apartment rental

County Antrim / Portrush

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant apartment with lovely decor” I booked this apartment not knowing where it would be. Easy to find, clean and beautiful decor. My boyfriend and I had a brilliant time here and I would like to book this again for a long weekend in Belfast.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Somerford Keynes

Cotswolds / Somerford Keynes

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Lovely peaceful location with a stunning surrounding” We stayed at Hobbys Rest over the New Year period and had a wonderful time. The property was immaculate and very cosy. Everything was provided to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. A particular  …see more

from £110 / night

£655 - £685 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mawnan Smith

Falmouth / Mawnan Smith

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask about pets
Self contained annex that is spacious and clean, set in a beautiful location with everything on your doorstep. A peaceful retreat for a couple who can relax and experience the local area and all it has to offer.  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £420 / week

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(42) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Banbury with golf nearby

Oxfordshire / Banbury

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Great property, very well equipped and modern. As a group of five adults we all found the rooms comfortable and the living area very sociable.  …see more

from £115 / night

£732 - £1700 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Lacock

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by fields, Cherry Cottage, close to the National Trust village of Lacock is near Bath. A superb location for visiting Stonehenge, Longleat and the Cotswolds. Architect-designed , it has exposed oak beams.Changeover days are FRIDAY and MONDAY  …see more

from £58 / night

£330 - £550 / week

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from £58 / night