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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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47 Holiday homes

(42) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“This a very nice place to stay” Have enjoyed our return trip to Putsborough and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Garden Cottage. Well done Claire and John for a great place.  …see more

from £145 / night

£795 - £2500 / week

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from £145 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby, tennis court in Prendergast

Haverfordwest / Prendergast

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful location and fantastic place to stay - high standard of accommodation and very welcoming hosts - the kids absolutely loved it. We will be back.  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1800 / week

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from £85 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were  …see more

from £110 / night

£525 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(14) Very Good 

53

Cambridge holiday cottage rental

Cambridgeshire / Cambridge

3 8 1 night min

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

from £245 / night

£695 / week

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from £245 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Penallt

Monmouthshire / Penallt

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“peaceful getaway” Lovely peaceful location, spectacular views local walks. We took our 2 small dogs and they loved every minute. The hosts live next door and greet you on arrival but after that they are just there if you need them. Everything you coul  …see more

from £65 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Milton Under Wychwood

Burford / Milton Under Wychwood

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful little cottage” I booked the little white cottage for my friends hen do as she requested as relaxing break away! We had an absolutely amazing time and have already recommended the cottage to my friends and family. It's the perfect location t  …see more

from £110 / night

£450 - £695 / week

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from £110 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Tincleton

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic facilities, lovely homely accomodation, great holiday.” My 3 brothers and partners and me and hubby all met up in September for a weeks holiday. This is difficult as I am wheelchair bound and need a hoist. We bought or own hoist and the disa  …see more

from £156 / night

£895 - £2395 / week

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from £156 / night

(44) Excellent 

22

Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage rental

Galashiels / Fountainhall

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house” We had a lovely stay... The house was perfect for us, plenty of room and everything we needed. The kids absolutely loved having the play area and tennis court in the doorstep...Margaret was lovely and very helpful. We will definitely be  …see more

from £57 / night

£460 - £700 / week

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from £57 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday log cabin rental

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Idyllic setting for a get away” Comfortable and well equipped cabin, perfect setting Would have been nice as a suggestion to have had a hot tub outside possibly  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £600 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Tincleton holiday cottage rental

Dorchester / Tincleton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Feels like a better version of home as soon as you arrive” We have stayed for two weeks for the last few summers and have already booked next year. The cottage is lovely, with a beautiful enclosed garden. It has been thoughtfully equipped and has ma  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 - £1495 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
“A most beautiful, restful place” In the country, but very close to Stratford upon Avon for grocery/restaurant needs. Beautiful view of the hills and countryside, beautiful grounds to explore, fun walk to the village by fields and through a sheep farm  …see more

from £90 / night

£280 - £570 / week

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from £90 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Lincoln holiday cottage rental

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, full of character, ideal for a week's holiday.” A superb cottage with every facility you could require, within a beautiful setting. The owners were friendly and helpful, and the welcoming cake, crisps and bottle of wine was an added (  …see more

from £100 / night

£360 - £550 / week

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from £100 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Framlingham

Suffolk / Framlingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
LUXURY 5* barn. Framlingham. PRIVATE HOT TUB +Parking. WOODBURNER. Half an acre of garden. Superkingsize bed. Roll top bath. Shower. Bespoke kitchen. Tennis Court. Stylish decor. Underfloor heating thoughout. 37"TV. Blu-Ray/DVD player. Ipod dock. SMEG fridge/fre  …see more

from £89 / night

£560 - £799 / week

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from £89 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Great Hockham holiday home rental

Norfolk / Great Hockham

9 15 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous, well appointed house” I took my extended family to Vicarage House in April 2013. It is a great place for a group of people, and brilliantly well stocked with games, dvds, outdoor equipment, wii/xbox, bikes - you name it. Even in cold weather  …see more

from £650 / night

£2850 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Croyde with tennis court

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“highly recommended...excellent accomodation” This has to be one of the finest locations in North Devon-only a few minutes from Devon's best beach- and wonderful walks close by. Jon and Claire have a superb location here, made all the more special  …see more

from £80 / night

£399 - £1450 / week

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from £80 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with indoor pool, tennis court in Barnstaple

Devon / Barnstaple

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic, Welcoming.....caters for all the family...and pets if required!” The special Family Holiday (for 12 of us) I booked at Combrew Farm, Devon, to celebrate a 65th birthday, two 40th birthdays and an 18th birthday, turned out to be one of the  …see more

from £182 / night

£685 - £1865 / week

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from £182 / night

(5) Very Good 

20

Bungalow accommodation in Earnley with tennis court

West Sussex / Earnley

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very homy and good location” The accommodation was simple and cosy. Quiet location, at walking distance from the beach. When we went it was too cold to enjoy the lovely swimming pool.but the children enjoyed the play area, mini golf and the ping pong  …see more

from £55 / night

£395 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Beautiful, holiday cottage situated high on a hillside with magnificent views of the Cotswolds and Malverns. Surrounded by gardens, woodland and vineyard. Onsite tennis court and award winning village with great food. Less than 10 min drive to Shakespeare's Stratfo  …see more

from £100 / night

£380 - £600 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

20

Holiday manor house rental

Guildford / Wonersh

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful” Great Tangley Manor is a wonderful property in a great location. The gardens are beautiful and the overall stay was a great experience for my family who travelled over from Germany for our wedding. I would strongly recommend the property fo  …see more

from £980 / night

£4000 - £5600 / week

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from £980 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Strangford

Strangford / Strangford Lough

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Perfect for a 'get away from it all' break in Strangford. Relax and unwind at this traditional cottage property with stunning views. Or get out and enjoy the natural beauty of the local area and all the activities it has to offer.<br />Can sleep up to 10  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Home rental in Cosheston with indoor pool, tennis court

Pembroke Dock / Cosheston

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“wonderful” What a wonderful house, swimming pool and location. We had fantastic weather, it was so relaxing we would definately go there again.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £4500 / week

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from £200 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Greystoke

Eden District / Greystoke

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The accommodation comprises of a large entrance hall with cloakroom and access through double doors to the garden, a generous sized sitting room with Jotul Gas Fire, 32inch HD Freeview Television, DVD player, audio system, free wi-fi, telephone point, well appointed fit  …see more

from £208 / night

£780 - £100000 / week

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from £208 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE” My family and I had a great stay here as there was 8 of us ,it was split into 2 nice cottages which was nice as broke things up and family do different things.It was a lovley area local shop and 3 pubs that done realy good food, and  …see more

from £260 / night

£660 - £1150 / week

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from £260 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house with tennis court in King's Lynn

Norfolk / King's Lynn

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding House, with high attention to detail!” The Grange Manor House is amazing we stayed here for my mums 'hen do'. Everybody (aged 23-50+) was amazed by the house. It is huge and luxurious with everything you could possibly need! We wish we cou  …see more

from £249 / night

£2490 - £5295 / week

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from £249 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

Devon / Barnstaple

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb value for money, don't miss out!” Everything you could wish for, beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean and very we'll maintained we enjoyed another totally chilled out stay at Combrew Farm, this place really is a jewel in North Devon, Sue & John  …see more

from £95 / night

£365 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Port William

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy cottage in peaceful and beautiful wooded area,” We had a fabulous time in Rose Cottage, lucky for us that it was a boiling hot week. The cottage was very cosy and so well equipped with everything we would require, the lovely garden was a bonus.  …see more

from £40 / night

£220 - £400 / week

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from £40 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with tennis court in Staunton on Wye

Herefordshire / Staunton on Wye

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 116 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A superb barn with everything you could want” A super barn conversion, beautifully fitted out with everything you need for a holiday or short break. Good quality equipment and nicely furnished. The owners are very attentive and obliging. The outside  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Hemingby holiday cottage rental

Lincolnshire / Hemingby

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Set among the Lincolnshire Wolds Bainvalley Cottages are a charming retreat and ideal base for keen walkers and cyclists to explore this unspoilt area of the UK. We have a tennis court 70m from the Cottage for guests to use. Golfers can visit the world class golf course  …see more

from £95 / night

£405 / week

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from £95 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Barnstaple

Devon / Barnstaple

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for extended family gatherings” Another lovely week at Combrew. It's closeness to the Tarka cycle trail is a big attraction for us. As usual we have come home feeling very relaxed.  …see more

from £298 / night

£970 - £2770 / week

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from £298 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Putsborough

Devon / Putsborough

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great relaxing holiday” Lovely place to stay, very peaceful and relaxing. Perfect size for 2 adults and 2 dogs, lovely decor and very cosy. Lovely quiet beaches long walks. Would highly recommend.  …see more

from £90 / night

£375 - £1295 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Plaxtol

Kent / Plaxtol

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stable Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse is located in the beautifully rural area between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham in Kent, the Garden of England. Amazingly quiet and peaceful, set in 9 acres of land, all that can be seen is rolling countryside, yet we are j  …see more

from £60 / night

£399 - £899 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Fort Augustus with shared pool, golf nearby

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
The Chapter House, luxury property in a Benedictine Monastery on the shores of Loch Ness<br />Luxury two bedroom, ground floor apartment in a converted Benedictine Monastery with the use of a wide varie  …see more

from £2 / night

£624 - £1295 / week

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from £2 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Burton-in-Kendal

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
Small family estate incorporating an idyllic rural retreat one bedroom cottage within the walled Thomas Mawson garden, with bathroom, kitchen and open plan sitting room, and access to roof terrace. The estate tennis court has just been resurfaced, so please feel  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Louth holiday cottage let

Lincolnshire / Louth

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
Brackenborough Hall Coach House Holidays offers 3 self-catering cottages in a listed eighteenth century Coach House in the grounds of Brackenborough Hall, a Grade 2* moated manor house. Saddle Room and Stables each accommodate up to 4 guests, while Granary accommodates  …see more

from £60 / night

£390 - £860 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Upton Noble with tennis court

Somerset / Upton Noble

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 74 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
SLEEPS 4SHORTER BREAK PRICES ARE BASED ON FULL WEEK RATES.  …see more

from £125 / night

£525 - £1650 / week

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from £125 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Barnstaple with indoor pool, tennis court

Devon / Barnstaple

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Highly recommend:)” Lovely cottage. Owner (Sue) was very welcoming and the small touches of eggs, biscuits and milk was a lovely gesture. Cottage was exceptional had a wonderful few days.  …see more

from £95 / night

£365 - £995 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Witney

Oxfordshire / Witney

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This is beautiful and majestic farmhouse that can accommodate large groups in comfort and style ! The interior of the farmhouse is spacious and comfortable which is absolutely perfect for large get-togethers. Internally the house has large and welcoming living space dow  …see more

from £122 / night

£2768 - £4837 / week

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from £122 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home with tennis court in Picklescott

Shropshire / Picklescott

6 14 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect multiple family get together venue” What a place!! These photos don't do it justice... I had booked this as a venue for my wife's surprise birthday party and I wasn’t disappointed, Everyone who stayed or visited said what a lovely place  …see more

from £400 / night

£2800 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England<br />Central to the sho  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night