UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (3457)

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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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Northern England

North Yorkshire / Filey

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Mill Farm Complex is made up of 2 adjacent cottages situated near to the coastal town of Filey on the North Yorkshire Coast and is within walking distance of the town and seven miles of sandy beaches and sea.There are lovely sea views over the fields towards Flamboroug  …see more

from £140 / night

£550 - £1500 / week

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from £140 / night

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Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This excellent Cambridgeshire self catering holiday cottage in a rural setting is perfect both as a weekend retreat but as a comfortable holiday home for visitors in Cambridge on business or for pleasure.InsideThe Lodge boasts 3 double bedrooms all comfo  …see more

from £245 / night

£695 - £800 / week

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from £245 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Lacock holiday home rental

Wiltshire / Lacock

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful!” Beautiful cottage, highly recommended. Fiona was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay. The children loved the outdoor space, farm animals and the very friendly dogs. Great location. We will be visiting agai  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1170 / week

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from £180 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great stay in a lovely house” Great house in a great location. Really friendly welcome. House just as expected from photos. Well equipped and very comfortable. Pretty private garden a real bonus. Very dog friendly. Enjoyed making friends with the  …see more

from £135 / night

£475 - £750 / week

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from £135 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Carrbridge with golf nearby

Aviemore / Carrbridge

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tormore is a warm comfortable log house located in Carrbridge village with a 4 Star Grading from VisitScotland providing accomodation for six. Tormore is located on the edge of the village adjacent to woodland.Tormore is near to Landmark Forest Adventure Park which is g  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £840 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Very Good 

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West Country holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Isle of Portland

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm, cosy cottage with lovely sea and cliff view.” We had a lovely Christmas week at Fisherman's Cottage, which was excellently equipped with central heating, fully fitted kitchen and washing machine/ tumble drier. So even when the weather was bad we  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £995 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Kyle of Lochalsh / Wester Ross

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent holiday cottage” Varis is a very well equiped bungalow with a fine view of loch Alsh. The owner was very helpful. I would recommend Varis to a friend. Kevin  …see more

from £89 / night

£499 - £1000 / week

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from £89 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Winster

Peak District National Park / Winster

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely friendly welcome to a a nice cottage with comfortable well proportioned furniture .” We have visited winster on many occasions over the years.This was the first stay at the old barn, and how lovely it was.A very warm welcome by the owner Sharo  …see more

from £40 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £40 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Skelwith Bridge

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST! I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ashwell holiday barn rental

Hertfordshire / Ashwell

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 125 km
  • Child friendly
Alder Barn is a wonderfully light and spacious barn conversion holiday home perfect for families or groups of friends. WOW Alder Barn genuinely makes you say "wow" when you first walk in, with its exposed wooden beams and double height lounge with bathed in natural day  …see more

from £101 / night

£810 - £1777 / week

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from £101 / night

(6) Excellent 

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West Country holiday chalet rental

Cornwall / Hayle

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £55 / night

£280 - £760 / week

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from £55 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mersea Island

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mr” Excellent well furnished well equipped accommodation in quiet street but close amenities and very pleasant owner  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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West Country holiday farmhouse rental

Cornwall / Bude

9 17 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Boasting an enviable secluded location just 15 mins walk to the beach, with views overlooking the truly stunning North Cornwall countryside & coastline, large self-catering farmhouse sleeping up to 17, perfect for family and friends gatherings ,celebrations ,house  …see more

from £475 / night

£1800 - £5000 / week

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from £475 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday! Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside. The rooms are per  …see more

from £350 / night

£1400 - £2100 / week

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from £350 / night

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely home from home in a peaceful village” We stayed for a week in Cross View with 2 children, a teenager and 2 dogs. The cottage is comfortable and the owner provides everything you need (including bedding, towels, washing up liquid, even dishwash  …see more

from £105 / night

£325 - £540 / week

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from £105 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Praa Sands with shared pool, golf nearby

Cornwall / Praa Sands

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Better then home from home.” Lovely area of cornwall. Very spacious lodge, high quality furnishings, very comfortable indeed. Lovely touch of the 'Cornish goods basket' with butter etc to greet me on arrival. I would defiantly go back again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1250 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Mullion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Mullion

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Good clean accommodation .” Our second visit, however 5 years apart. Tranquil setting in a fab part of cornwall. The accommodation is clean if a little dated., but is fully equipped with everything you may need, even has free laundry facilities. We  …see more

from £62 / night

£285 - £1025 / week

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from £62 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

East Lothian / North Berwick

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Mr” Extremely high quality accommodation. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Close to the station and within walking distance of North Berwick centre. A lovely apparent in a fantastic location.  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Alloa

Clackmannanshire / Alloa

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Luxurious accommodation, totally self-contained with private parking. Golf, fishing, walking, skiing, and shopping all close by. Peaceful and tranquil location, yet within easy access of Scotland's major cities. The perfect place to relax.A warm welcome is guara  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £425 / week

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from £45 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Berrynarbor holiday cottage rental

Ilfracombe / Berrynarbor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Excellent” We arrived at Poppies to find a spotless beautiful cottage A cream tea awaited us and after a 7 hour journey it was much appreciated. The cottage is in a lovely village and walking or short drives give you great places to see and enjoy. Wou  …see more

from £75 / night

£280 - £525 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Banavie holiday log cabin rental

Fort William / Banavie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Ancient castles, distilleries, world class mountain biking, walking, climbing and skiing all nearby  …see more

from £95 / night

£650 - £770 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Chelmorton

Peak District National Park / Chelmorton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Clean and tidy cottage in the heart of a tiny peak district village” Owner very friendly and helpful, a clean and well equipped cottage in a quiet are with neighbouring houses but within walking distance from idyllic hills and valleys.  …see more

from £80 / night

£315 - £360 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Waternish

Waternish / Lochbay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“special” if you want a holiday with exceptional surroundings and wildlife on your doorstep this is for you. Thankyou Lusta cottage for being there !!! A lovely homely feel just what you want for relaxation and warm comfortable place to rest your head  …see more

from £150 / night

£495 - £935 / week

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from £150 / night

(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

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Suffolk

Stowmarket / Middlewood Green

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden
“Perfect peace in country hideaway.” We were met on arrival by the owner, who made us aware of everything that we needed to know. The cottage was warm and extremely comfortable. A welcome pack was waiting for us, including wine and chocolate cake!!  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 - £300 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built store bui  …see more

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ashover

Chesterfield / Ashover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Delightful 4 star stone cottage with fabulous views in a peaceful farming hamlet. Foxglove Cottage sleeps 4 but it is also very popular with couples seeking a rural retreat. Cosy and well-equipped, really comfortable beds and an open log fire. Free WiFi. One pet welcome  …see more

from £81 / night

£347 - £551 / week

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from £81 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Northern England

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic house in a great location” We have just returned from our holiday, Blossom house was fantastic. Everything you need and more (even a potty which was great as we forgot our 2 year old's!) When we arrived we were greeted by the owners daughter  …see more

from £80 / night

£530 - £1185 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Tranquil location with lots of space” We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Cottage. Nigel and Wendy made everything perfect and we wanted for nothing, even providing us with yummy duck eggs! The views from the conservatory are beautiful and we spent a go  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / 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

(4) Very Good 

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Bildeston holiday barn rental

Babergh District / Bildeston

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Some of the most beautiful scenery in Suffolk on the doorstep, On the edge of Constable Country and a short drive to the coast.Welcome pack on arrival.The local shop is a Londis store and Post Office. Open 7 - 7 Mon to Saturday and 8 - 12 Sundays and Bank Holidays.Groun  …see more

from £87 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £87 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Llanfairfechan holiday cottage let

Conwy County / Llanfairfechan

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, Cosy, and full of cottage charm :)” Myself and My partner visited the cottage for our Anniversary Weekend, we have been exploring North Wales for the last 3 years and consider it to be our special place, and this cottage, and its location, did  …see more

from £45 / night

£250 - £375 / week

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from £45 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£567 - £770 / week

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from £157 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Northern England

Northumberland / Berwick-upon-Tweed

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accomodation!” Excellent accomodation, very high quality and great standard throughout. Perfectly situated for visiting the jail at Berwick and Bamburgh Castle, the beaches in the area are outstanding! Fluffy towels, well equipped and spotle  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £895 / week

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from £71 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Patrington

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Great hideaway” What an amazing, relaxing break. My partner and I recently stayed at pear tree lodge for the first time. From the moment we got there we felt spoilt, Louise and her husband Stephen are absoloutly lovely and made us feel very welcome.  …see more

from £80 / night

£535 - £1190 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Sea viewsPets welcome  …see more

from £57 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £57 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Rostrevor

County Down / Rostrevor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Pristine Property” Just back from a weeks holiday at the property. We were very pleased in every respect. Each room is spacious and immaculate. It also has an extremely private back garden with lawn and spacious sunny deck area which overlooks open fi  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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