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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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(21) Excellent 

35

Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(100) Excellent 

32

Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A lovely birthday getaway.” The retreat was a lovely get away which was relaxing and quiet. We were met by stuart and taken on a tour of the place, the swimming pool and table tennis kept us busy during the day and there were enough options to chose f  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a  …see more

from £225 / night

£875 - £1000 / week

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from £225 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic property in good location” Would strongly recommend. Well equipped and decorated, clean, tidy property with all that we needed for a nice stay. Good to sit outside on the decked area to enjoy a meal and Pimms. We made a lot of use of the b  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

16

Holiday bungalow letting

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“perfect ideal location” bungalow has every thing home from home ideal location for touring kent site has a lovely full size swimming pool complex 5 time we have stayed over the years and this was the best accomodation ideal quiet break still  …see more

from £70 / night

£220 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Dalavich holiday log cabin rental

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“excellent wee get away” Electric hot tub was amazing, constantly warm. sauna heats up quickly too. well equipped warm cabin in a secluded setting.  …see more

from £79 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £79 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Hunmanby Gap holiday cottage rental

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” This is the second year running that we've stayed at Buck Place, this year with both s toddler & baby in tow! The cottage is modern, well decorated, clean and comfortable with the owners covering all bases (fluffy towels, great quality linen, tra  …see more

from £55 / night

£300 - £820 / week

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from £55 / night

(28) Excellent 

23

Gower Peninsula holiday bungalow rental

Swansea County / Gower Peninsula

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” Having just returned from a short stay (Thursday - Mon) at no.24 I can honestly say all the excellent reviews about Angie's accommodation are spot on. She really does think of everything from stocking the cupboards with the basics to p  …see more

from £65 / night

£490 - £620 / week

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from £65 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. <br />Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a &  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(46) Very Good 

24

Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £55 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely stunning lodge” Well where do I start Absolutely stunning lodge which was spotless on arrival . The lodge had been trimmed up for Xmas so made our stay even more special. 7 of us stayed on a girlie weekend away and we were all surprised ho  …see more

from £149 / night

£795 - £2045 / week

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from £149 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool, golf nearby in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely little chalet” Very nice place helpful owners who let us know when we could go in earlier. Would stay here again and recommend to friends.  …see more

from £45 / night

£180 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional cottage in beautiful countryside.” We stayed in the cottage for a week and were greeted with a most welcome bottle of wine and box of chocolates. The cottage was spotless with outstanding fixtures and fittings. The cottage contained everyt  …see more

from £119 / night

£499 - £749 / week

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from £119 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Argyll holiday apartment rental

Oban / Argyll

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Picturesque, peaceful haven” I would highly recommend the accommodation at Loch Melfort pier and harbour. The location is beautiful and the commodore suite has a balcony and windows with views over the loch. It is a perfect location for singles or cou  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the lake. Walking round the lake spotting bir  …see more

from £140 / night

£580 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(45) Excellent 

19

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Sleeps 2. Spacious, four-star, one bedroom apartment in the vaulted top floor of the old monastery, with huge arched stone mullioned windows.<br />Views in three directions with every window offering sensational views overlooking Loch Ness  …see more

from £67 / night

£357 - £847 / week

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from £67 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Fochabers

Moray / Fochabers

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic place to stay” The Manse is a beautiful house, warm, comfortable and very spacious. The facilities are excellent. We made good use of the barbeque area and the games room, playing pool every night. Great sauna and jacuzzi to relax. The vil  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £2100 / week

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from £180 / night

(25) Excellent 

19

Holiday home rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Location For The Lakes” This is a very clean, recently refurbished traditional cottage. Great location at the button tip of lake Windermere. Nearby is the 4 star Swan hotel round the corner. Very friendly staff and offering great food and snac  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
“Loved this Lodge!!” Had an amazing long weekend at No 41. Very spacious, clean and comfortable lodge. It has a perfect location overlooking the lake and is very peaceful. Have already recommended to friends and hope to return in the future!  …see more

from £85 / night

£575 - £720 / week

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from £85 / 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

(20) Excellent 

24

Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small  …see more

from £125 / night

£995 - £1825 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Scurlage

Swansea County / Scurlage

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“LOVE THE COTTAGE” A great weeks holiday, lovely scenery . Pleanty to do. cottage excellent. Wouid recommend to friends. Well stocked shop. Nice indoor swimming pool on site. Gower Heritage Centre (just up roaad) and Dr Who exhibition (Cardiff)  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £560 / week

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from £55 / night

(27) Excellent 

13

Auchtermuchty holiday cottage rental

Fife / Auchtermuchty

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Brilliant outside facilities!” This house is surrounded by beautiful countryside, its very clean and comfortable, but the best thing is outside, a fantastic hot tub and sauna, with a lovely decking area with BBQ etc. We were lucky with the weather too  …see more

from £107 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £107 / night

(18) Excellent 

16

Holiday apartment rental

Woolacombe / Esplanade

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Luxury Sea Facing Penthouse - On 3 mile long beach - Top surf location - Steam room - Own Surfboard store!  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £1295 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Cottage rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just what we needed” Stayed in Orchard, great little cottage served us perfectly. Long autumnal walks then hot chocolate by the fire. The kids loved it, especially the pool. We will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.  …see more

from £55 / night

£310 - £830 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Swaffham with shared pool

Norfolk / Swaffham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Gorgeous location” We had a lovely stay bank holiday weekend. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner, even making sure there was milk and butter waiting for us in the fridge! The pool is lovely and the farm itself is very picturesque. There was pl  …see more

from £74 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £74 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
FREE WiFi An impressive spacious ultra modern lodge with incredable partial lake Views, Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. Ensuite showeroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Large wrap around decking area.BBQ&  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moylegrove

Pembrokeshire / Moylegrove

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
A cosy holiday cottage for two, ideal for romantic breaks and honeymoons. New for 2015 Hot Tub and Sauna. Enquire for short break prices. Located in North Pembrokeshire, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Great to explore the whole of South West Wales  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £570 / week

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from £65 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Bunavoneader holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Bunavoneader

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
5 star self-catering for couples on the beautiful Isle of Harris. Overlooking a sea loch perfect for a relaxing, romantic break. With sauna, cinema room, multi-room music system, ideal for staying in as well as exploring.  …see more

from £140 / night

£600 - £980 / week

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from £140 / 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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(12) Very Good 

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South Cerney holiday home rental

Cotswolds / South Cerney

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
The best position on the lake for this 3 storey turret style lodge in the secure gated community of the Cotswold Water Park with outstanding views of the water from every window on every floor. Whether you are looking for a holiday for outdoor activities, family fun, wa  …see more

from £120 / night

£805 / week

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(31) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house with shared pool in Orton

Eden District / Orton

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fabulous place to stay, peaceful setting, beautiful room” Stayed here as a birthday treat with my mother in law. We enjoyed the peaceful location, watching squirrels and rabbits in the grounds. The room was beautiful and kitchen very well equipped. B  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £545 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
STUNNING LAKE POSITION .FREE WIFI.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Gulval holiday apartment rental

Penzance / Gulval

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The Arundel Wing, An Absolute Delight!” We loved everything about this accomodation. The owner, Mary, provides customer service of the highest order; this should be the benchmark by which other organisations gauge their performance in this area!  …see more

from £53 / night

£370 - £1150 / week

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from £53 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Paignton holiday cottage rental

Paignton / Blagdon, Devon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful family break.” The cottage was an home from home, lovely and clean tastefully decorated and the beds were so comfortable it was difficult to drag yourself out . Fully equipped with everything you need in a self catering accommodation. On ar  …see more

from £78 / night

£449 - £995 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Thetford

Norfolk / Thetford

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Self catering cottage in beautiful Norfolk next to Thetford Forest. Sleeps 12/13 plus 2 cots, hot tub, sauna, family friendly, playroom, play area, games room, pets welcome. Close to High Lodge Forest Centre, home of Go Ape and Segway.<br />This cottage is ideal f  …see more

from £225 / night

£1400 - £2800 / week

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from £225 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Cirencester

Cotswolds / Cirencester

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superb...” The owner was incredibly helpful providing lots of useful information before we arrived. The accommodation is in very good condition and we had an excellent stay. There are superb views from the balconies, the house is well equipped and the  …see more

from £180 / night

£895 - £1395 / week

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from £180 / night