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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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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

(29) 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
“Mrs” The cottage is lovely and really homely. There are lots of dvds, games, packs of cards etc for rainy days or evening entertainment. Great fireplace. Easy key collection and drop off, perfect for us.  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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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.<br />The Cyder House  …see more

from £205 / night

£960 - £1730 / week

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from £205 / night

(18) Excellent 

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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
“Outstanding B&B, well above the usual standard” We only stayed for one night - but we were thrilled to find a very well-equipped home from home, including a fridge that was so well-stocked, we could have stayed for three nights. Having completed a lon  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £740 / week

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from £65 / 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
“Cosy welcoming house full of character & history” We loved the house and the facilities, the rooms were spacious and cosy, with big family kitchen. The bath was amazing and big enough for two, the history and books were really interesting. Well equipp  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(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.&l  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £500 / week

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from £72 / 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
“Romantic loch-side retreat.” A well equipped, generously sized one bedroom holiday cabin, part of a block of four in a development of fifteen differing luxury residences. The Commodore Suite (all have nautical names) boasts a large sitting / dining /  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Very Good 

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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
“Quirky cottage with a great sea view” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Artists Cottage, in one of our favourite locations of all time - Marazion. The cottage was quirky, fun and featured one of the best sea views you could wish for.  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / 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

£394 - £485 / week

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from £69 / 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
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(30) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Llandwrog

Gwynedd / Llandwrog

3 7 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“So relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable.” I went with my 41yr son, who is in a wheelchair. Mike was so helpful with the wheelchair, hoist etc. Wine in the fridge to welcome us, told Mike I'd take a point off as I don't drink white!! For families with chil  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Alton holiday home rental

Staffordshire / Alton

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A characterful and spacious house” Lovely, fun place to stay with plenty of space and an abundance of toys to keep the youngsters occupied. The village and surrounding area are lovely. There were just a few minor things that let the house down: fridge  …see more

from £110 / night

£600 - £1350 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Keswick

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.<br />The views from the patio are unforgettable. A lovely house to share with frie  …see more

from £220 / night

£990 - £1990 / week

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from £220 / night

(11) Excellent 

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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
“Stunning location” Great wee cottage in a gorgeous location. Has everything you need for a break away with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We visited for the nearby Dark Sky park but found that we didn't need to leave the village f  …see more

from £48 / night

£240 - £410 / week

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(23) Very Good 

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Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“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 - £464 / week

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(6) Very Good 

10

Holiday barn in Blo Norton

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

(6) Very Good 

10

Cottage accommodation in Merrymeet

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

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Applethwaite

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 - £1290 / week

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from £150 / night

(25) 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
“Log cabin” The cabin had everything in it. The views of the loch was amazing. The hot tub was amazing sitting in it at night was so peaceful and relaxing.  …see more

from £69 / night

£399 - £990 / week

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from £69 / night

(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 £72 / night

£495 - £690 / week

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from £72 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Isle of Luing

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

(2) Very Good 

11

Liskeard 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  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £365 / week

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from £45 / night

(3) 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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(7) Excellent 

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Llandwrog holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Llandwrog

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • 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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(3) Very Good 

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Blo Norton 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 £93 / night

£550 - £688 / week

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from £93 / 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

(5) Very Good 

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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
“Best Hostess we ever met” Kelly and Paul are fantastic hosts. If you are looking for somewhere remote, long walks, fantastic home cooked food then this is the place to go. The only downside for us was the fact that nearest pub/restaurant (half mile)  …see more

from £80 / night

£455 / week

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from £80 / 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 weekend for special family party” We stayed at Wellwood Lodge the last weekend in September for a family celebration, the property is ideally situated for the centre of Buxton, only a ten minute walk to the shops and pavilion gardens. There w  …see more

from £290 / night

£1300 - £2760 / week

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from £290 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Loch Melfort

Oban / Loch Melfort

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • 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 £135 / night

£900 - £1200 / week

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from £135 / night

(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
“Hebridean Paradise” As soon as my wife and I arrived at Shiant View, we were blown away by the location. Situated in the tiny settlement of Orinsay on a beautiful bay which overlooks the Shiant Islands and on a good day Skye. The first thing we did wa  …see more

from £70 / night

£440 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Llanon

Ceredigion / Llanon

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • 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.<br />Kitchen /Diner consis  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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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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(20) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Scarborough

Scarborough District / Scarborough

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great for family get together, group of 11” We had all we needed to be together!. The house was very comfortable. Ok, people have commented that it was dated but I think it has character. The showers weren't great but there's baths and plenty of ho  …see more

from £55 / night

£650 - £1210 / week

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from £55 / 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

£450 - £500 / week

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from £85 / 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

(20) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Ambleside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect cosy cottage for walks and Ambleside centre” This cottage was absolutely perfect - cosy and fully kitted out for getting back from long walks; located a few steps from the shops in Ambleside (and some great restaurants too); and a couple of do  …see more

from £54 / night

£270 - £520 / week

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from £54 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Ambleside

Lake District / Ambleside

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Detached spacious dormer bungalow, views of Fairfield, parking for 3 cars. Double & single bdrms downstairs, double & twin upstairs. Modern kitchen. Secluded patio + furniture, garden & woodland ideal for children. 5 minutes level walk to centre  …see more

from £68 / night

£340 - £720 / week

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from £68 / 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
“Pure dead brilliant” Fantastic house...the wee village has got it all..great pubs and cracking chippie..would return in a heartbeat  …see more

from £175 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £175 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Holyhead / Bryngwran

6 14 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Felt at home immediately- superb for family gathering” easy to find due to very clear directions even in the dark! Hall amazing , great fun to choose bedrooms! Communal areas very comfortable , places to be all together or away from the crowd :) clean  …see more

from £275 / night

£1800 / week

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from £275 / night

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Holiday cottage in Kirkcudbright

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Abbotsway is a traditional stone-built cottage at the head of a wooded valley leading down to the seashore. It is very private, with its own secluded and fully-enclosed courtyard and a pretty garden with sturdy wooden furniture and a barbecue.The first thing you  …see more

from £85 / night

£472 - £1020 / week

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from £85 / night