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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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(45) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • 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 £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday barn letting

Kent / Shadoxhurst

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Our perfect weekend at beautiful Green Farm Barn” A group of 12 of us stayed at Green Farm Barn for a hen weekend and words cannot say how impressed we were with the beautiful barn conversion, the location and how helpful and accommodating Martin and  …see more

from £400 / night

£1200 - £2750 / week

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from £400 / night

(15) 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

(95) Excellent 

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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

(20) Excellent 

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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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(26) 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 £109 / night

£499 - £749 / week

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from £109 / 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 £75 / night

£590 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / 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

(14) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Eden District / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Orton Hall” We had a wonderful stay at the Hall, fascinating building, and would imagine it is fabulous in summer! Very clean, very comfortable, thank you for the welcome pack!  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £580 / week

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from £75 / 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 £200 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / 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 £57 / night

£395 - £570 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Excellent 

24

Caravan/mobile home rental in South Cerney with shared pool, golf nearby

Cotswolds / South Cerney

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“excellent accomdation clean and tidy, great swimming pools on site and the fishing was great.” We stayed at Willow Veiw caravan owned by Rosemari Watson, the family had a great time and Rosemari was extremely helpful, the caravan is very clean and ben  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £665 / week

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from £70 / night

(20) Excellent 

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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 £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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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

(16) 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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(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

(25) Excellent 

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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 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Callington holiday lodge rental

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We stayed at dartmoor lodge in August for 1 week, shame it rained nearly every day but that did't spoil our week. The lodge was nice and cleen and spacious and coming back to the hot tub was very nice. The club itself had a nice  …see more

from £100 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(55) 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 £125 / night

£795 - £2045 / 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 - £600 / week

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from £55 / 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

(25) 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

(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

(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

(20) Excellent 

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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

(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 £52 / night

£360 - £1150 / week

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from £52 / 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 £70 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Hunmanby Gap holiday cottage rental

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 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 £60 / night

£300 - £795 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Millbrook holiday lodge rental

Cornwall / Millbrook

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect location, perfect lodge, perfect break” Booked as a family holiday for my wife, myself and our 15month old. Wanted a comfortable, spacious, well kitted out place to call home for our short break - Lodge 28 ticked all these boxes! Truly a h  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £70 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Rochester

Kent / Rochester

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Clean, Well Provisioned & Welcoming Accommodation” My family (2 adults & 3 teenagers) stayed in a 2 bedroom cottage over the Christmas period. Needing somewhere almost midway between family in Essex & Kent, this was an ideal location. The cottage wa  …see more

from £175 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £175 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bradford-on-Avon

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
For larger bookings, we are able to offer Leigh House, which is Leigh Bake House and Leigh Barn together, to sleep up to a maximum of 18 people.  …see more

from £655 / night

£3150 - £3817 / week

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from £655 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Blair Atholl holiday lodge rental

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing place” An amazing lodge in a beautiful part of Scotland. The lodge is comfortable and well equipped. The location is outstanding. Would recommend this place to anyone.  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / 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

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Woolland

Blandford Forum / Woolland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Victorian Barn, Dairy House Farm, a countryside holiday village in the heart of North Dorset. This lovely property is called The Stable, an attached ground floor cosy barn conversion with underfloor heating, quaint original features and superfast WiFi.  …see more

from £132 / night

£495 - £950 / week

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(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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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
A budget family friendly pine lodge with partial Lake Views,Situated on a 5* award winning leisure village. A large TV with built in freeview + DVD. A cloakroom and a family bathroom, Leather sofas. Child friendly enclosed decking and outdoor furniture.<br />Ente  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Woolland

Blandford Forum / Woolland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Single Storey Barn Conversion with large doorways for the less able. A superb indoor heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna, outside Hot Tub and children's play area; with plenty of open countryside to explore and enjoy.We also have three coarse fishing lakes.<br /&g  …see more

from £132 / night

£495 - £950 / 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