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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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40

Alton holiday home rental

Staffordshire / Alton

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house for visit to Alton with large group” Great locationf for Alton Towers. Plenty of room and toys in house for our 3 families of 2 adults and 2 young children. Great pub across the road, great food. They allowed us to carry the food on pl  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1600 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Central Scotland/Strathclyde holiday apartment rental

Oban / Argyll

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 £90 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

9

Holiday barn rental

Lincolnshire / Wellingore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Set in the grounds of a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse, the Stocks Barn offers beautiful and well equipped self-catering accommodation on the edge of a quiet country village. We have been awarded the 4 stars in the first year, second and now third year of operation  …see more

from £69 / night

£385 - £499 / week

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from £69 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Crovie holiday cottage rental

Aberdeenshire / Crovie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret Hideaway” Beautiful location the forgotten place, where you can get back to basics, relax in the lovely cottage at 40 Crovie, bedrooms are spacious and underfloor heating in basement shower room and kitchen. Coal fire and central heating if req  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Glenbuckie excells” Glenbuckie is excellent for family holidays. Property immaculate, comfortable and well presented by Lawers. Would have no hesistation in recommending.  …see more

from £210 / night

£1000 - £3000 / week

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from £210 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Holiday home in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Slate Islands / Isle of Luing

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
A detached and private stone quarrier`s house, originally four cottages now combined into one substantial architect designed residence situated in the heart of the Conservation village of Cullipool just 100 metres from the sea, and commanding magnificent views over t  …see more

from £140 / night

£780 - £800 / week

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from £140 / night

(5) Very Good 

13

Inversnaid holiday studio rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely property in a fantastic location!” Had a very pleasant stay at this property. After arriving at this amazing location we were made to feel very welcome. A very homely feeling about the place. The property is kept at a very high level, very clea  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 / week

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(17) Very Good 

24

Holiday cottage in Marazion

Cornwall / Marazion

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE” We found this cottage very clean and everything you wanted was provided....yummy scones from local shop and bottle of wine waiting for our arrival. The location is great to explore most of south cornwall. Some fab beaches for the do  …see more

from £65 / night

£525 - £1250 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

10

Holiday barn in Norfolk

Diss / Blo Norton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely building and surroundings for a family holiday” We all enjoyed our holiday together .The facilities were good and the environment relaxing' We liked walking around the area which was ideal for dog walking. We liked the local food especially f  …see more

from £140 / night

£750 - £1150 / week

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from £140 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday studio rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid

Studio 4 1 night min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Garrison Farm is a traditional cottage set 1 mile off the West Highland Way, with grazing ground and outbuildings commanding outstanding mountain and river views. The buildings once formed The Garrison Of Inversnaid built in 1718 built by the Duke of Montrose for housin  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Instow

Bideford / Instow

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
ROSEMARY COTTAGE - Westleigh, North Devon Coast Get away from all of the stresses of modern life to the wonderful peace and tranquility of the picture postcard village of Westleigh, near Instow, Bideford. Set in the rolling Devon hills with views of the Torridge Estuar  …see more

from £125 / night

£775 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Comrie

Perth and Kinross / Comrie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Child friendly
Check in is from 15.00 on day of arrival, Check out is at 10.00 on day of departure.  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £85 / night

(38) Excellent 

13

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

(7) Very Good 

20

Holiday cottage in Northern England

Keswick / Applethwaite

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Most amazing location - cannot recommend this property enough & it's a bargain” We spent a week at the property in October 2010 with family and friends, and for a few hundred pounds we were a bit concerned about what sort of 4 bedroom house it would b  …see more

from £150 / night

£690 - £1490 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Carsphairn

Dumfries and Galloway / Carsphairn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Well recommended” We stayed at lavender cottage for 10 days and i must say as holidays go this was great. bob and his wife are great and so helpful too.I cannot say enough how much i enjoyed this break.Carsphairn is a lovely little hamlet nestled bet  …see more

from £48 / night

£240 - £410 / week

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from £48 / night

(3) Very Good 

6

Norfolk holiday barn rental

Diss / Blo Norton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barn on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall, an exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor in the heart of Norfolk. The barn at Blo Norton offer flexible accommodation sleeping 6 in Duleep Singh Barn  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Melrose

Borders / Melrose

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Superb property ideal for large family gatherings. In the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Mill House is just a few minutes off the A68 and all of the major attractions of the Borders are within easy reach, yet is set in a tranquil location with stunning views.Walker  …see more

from £300 / night

£1650 - £2200 / week

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from £300 / night

(6) Very Good 

10

Cottage accommodation in West Country

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Very comfortable, fine location, relaxed setting.” Venton House Cottage ticked all of our boxes. It was clean, comfortable, attractive, well positioned for local beaches, villages and places of interest. Hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly.  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

16

Holiday home in Northern England

Lake District / Keswick

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Large detached house on the edge of a beautiful village, with superb views to the Lakeland hills. Just two miles from Keswick, the jewel of the Lake District, and Lake Derwentwater.The views from the patio are unforgettable. A lovely house to share with friends.  …see more

from £220 / night

£990 - £2390 / week

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from £220 / night

29

Tetbury holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Tetbury

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
An early Georgian listed watermill at the bottom of a private Cotswold valley, sleeping 8. Ground floor opens to a large kitchen, dining and living room.. Spacious bedrooms with opulent 4-poster bed. Mill pond. Lantern, weathervane and cupola.The Cyder House restaurant  …see more

from £205 / night

£960 - £1730 / week

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from £205 / night

(1) Excellent 

29

Holiday bungalow in Central Scotland/Strathclyde

Oban / Loch Melfort

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
We are just 2 :30 hours away from Glasgow & Edinburgh. Thirty min. from Oban, where all the shops are. Melfort Pier is in a most stunning location, right on the shores of beautiful Loch Melfort, where the Highlands come down to the sea on the West Coast of Scotland  …see more

from £130 / night

£900 - £1250 / week

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from £130 / night

(20) Very Good 

13

Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco  …see more

from £48 / night

£257 - £470 / week

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from £48 / night

(7) Excellent 

12

Llandwrog holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Llandwrog

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious 2 bedroom stone building was converted to a cottage 8 years ago on our smallholding 3 miles outside Caernarfon.The cottage overlooks the orchard area,from the french doors which open onto a enclosed patio area . The large lounge has a 40" flat screen  …see more

from £60 / night

£280 - £600 / week

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(2) Very Good 

11

West Country holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Liskeard

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Overlooking a pretty courtyard these delightful stable conversions are ideally situated to explore Cornwall. Situated on the edge of Bodmin Moor gives easy access to the Historic Fishing ports of Looe and Polperro & the glorious beaches on the north coast & Eden project  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £365 / week

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(28) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Praa Sands

Praa Sands / Tresowes Green

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Well situated, comfortable cottage for a small family” We stayed at Tresowes Green Barn for a week with our six year old son. The barn was perfect for the three of us, certainly compact but also comfortable, very clean and well equipped. The view from  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 - £690 / week

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(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Northern England

North Yorkshire / Scarborough

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A very happy Christmas for three generations!” There were nine of us including two children. The house was big, warm and comfortable. Lots of seating, plenty pots, pans, etc. Got used to the Aga but thankful for the electric oven as well. Not pristine  …see more

from £35 / night

£295 - £1075 / week

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from £35 / night

(18) Excellent 

10

Apartment rental in Henley-on-Thames with golf nearby

Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic, everything you could want and need and more!” Hosts Yasmin and Shadib were very welcoming. Studio was an absolute delight. Parking at front door and no staircases to climb. Great king size bed was extremely comfy. Plenty of room. Everything  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £740 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Carsphairn holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Carsphairn

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rose Cottage is within Galloway Forest Park which covers nearly 300 sq miles of spectacular scenery - yours to explore! Ideal for couples and families interested in walking, cycling, fishing, golf & water sports. Everything from deer to new born lambs can be seen.We  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £72 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin in Dalavich

Argyll and Bute / Dalavich

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing, peaceful break.” Stayed here for a few nights in June. Cabin is in a a beautiful area, it's is clean & comfortable. the hot tub is perfect addition to complete a great place to get away to.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £989 / week

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from £69 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Anstruther holiday home rental

Anstruther / East Neuk

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
FOR FULL DETAILS VISIT WWW.HARBOURSEND.CO.UK, AND SEE THE LOCATION AND FACILITIES.  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Achiltibuie holiday cottage rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Highlands,Achiltibuie, Coigach, Summer Isles, comfortable, 3 bedroom family house, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with power-shower, central heating, all power- oil, gas and electricity included. Internet. Garden. Short drive to pubs, restaurants and Achnahaird Beach.  …see more

from £47 / night

£282 - £1380 / week

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(28) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage rental

Canterbury / West Stourmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful cottage and area - definitely coming again!” The whole process of booking and planning our stay in this cottage was made easy by the very helpful and friendly owner - thank you. The cottage is amazing! There is lots of room, big enough for  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanon

Ceredigion / Llanon

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Penfagwyr is a 4 bedroom detatched cottage to sleep 8. 1 double bedroom on ground floor,1kingsize 2 doubles on first floor.2 Bathrooms ground floor-full suite with separate shower.First floor -full suite,corner bath with attached shower.Kitchen /Diner consists of equipp  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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(14) Very Good 

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Home rental in Llandeilo

Carmarthenshire / Llandeilo

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A lovely family home with oodles of character and Welsh charm” What a great house. It's set in the most beautiful location with stunning rural views and yet a minutes walk to shops and cafes. The house itself is full of shabby chic charm with a cosy  …see more

from £136 / night

£950 - £1200 / week

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from £136 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place to stay for a big family group” This is a well equipped spacious house. There were 12 of us and we felt that we had plenty of room. Good access to the centre of Buxton and some nice walks from the house without the need to get in a car.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1300 - £2650 / week

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Home letting in Giant's Causeway

Bushmills / Giant's Causeway

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Cosy cottage with turf fire, and all home comforts including wifi. Games room and laundry area on site. Close to the Giant's Causeway and coastal paths. Restaurant and pub 1km away. Ideal location for visiting this spectacular area.  …see more

from £79 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £79 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Llandwrog

Gwynedd / Llandwrog

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“A fun and sun filled family holiday.” We had a wonderful week at Cae Berllan. We were very lucky with the weather, which always helps, but also there are so many things to do with small children in that area. Not just the castles and blue flag beach  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Stornoway holiday cottage rental

Isle of Lewis / Stornoway

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A Home from Home” When we arrived we were met and were warmly welcomed by the owners. All our questions on how to get the best out of our holiday were answered with a 'living and working' knowledge of the local and wider areas of the Island (s), inclu  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Coldstream

Borders / Coldstream

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
St Cuthberts Farmhouse is a traditional Victorian farmhouse situated amid 600 acres of farmland right on the border above the River Tweed, commanding a fabulous view of the surrounding countryside and the river.  …see more

from £365 / night

£1700 - £2250 / week

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from £365 / night