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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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(41) Excellent 

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Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied  …see more

from £42 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £42 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little cottage, perfect location” This lovely little cottage is in a perfect location for visiting the seaside resorts of Filey, Scarborough & Whitby. The cottage itself is very cosy, has everything you need for a short stay. Beds were very com  …see more

from £46 / night

£265 - £545 / week

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from £46 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Dacre

Eden District / Dacre

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Simply excellent” We had high expectations before we arrived but these were exceeded from the moment we got there until we went home. The Barn is quite simply a really nice place in a great location, tastefully decorated it is very warm and inviting.  …see more

from £120 / night

£480 - £630 / week

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from £120 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Tiddington holiday yurt rental

Stratford-upon-Avon / Tiddington

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
In a meadow looking out towards the River Avon is the quirky little Hobbit hut. This wooden equivalent to a tent has a lockable door which means you can go out and explore, feeling more secure. The Hobbit Hut has exclusive access to a private toilet and shower block  …see more

from £26 / night

£175 - £250 / week

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from £26 / night

(21) 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
“Mr” The house was fantastic. It had everything we needed and more. A beautiful peaceful location only minutes from the village and many lovely walks and lochs to go to only a short drive away. Would definitely go back again.  …see more

from £85 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £85 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Spent a fabulous week. Accomadation was spot on! Everything had been thought of, not a bad word to be said! Beautiful location and one of the best beaches in the area! Will definately be returning.  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Stratford-upon-Avon holiday lodge rental

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A cosy and warm welcome from a well appointed riverside lodge.” This lovely lodge is located on the quiet and beautiful river Avon. Stratford is wonderful with so many things to see and do, places to eat and within easy reach of Warwick Castle and the  …see more

from £120 / night

£655 - £895 / week

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from £120 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Amelia Cottage, Burry Port” we had a wonderful holiday with family and friends.The cottage was lovely and in a great location.Our dog loved the garden and so did we!  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £835 / week

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from £50 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic cottage, great location and wonderful attention to detail.” This is was our second stay at the this quaint cottage. The attention to detail is something that stays with you. from lovely cupcakes on arrival, bottle of prosecco and milk what m  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £695 / week

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from £99 / night

(61) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Marvellous” We were so impressed with this holiday apartment and its location that we want live there! A big thanks to Ashley & Claire (and Claire's parents) for making everything perfect for our stay. We will be back.  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot  …see more

from £199 / night

£1397 - £3800 / week

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from £199 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Settle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“A Perfect Country Getaway” We came here for a trip away after our A-Levels. We had a wonderful time, spent days out walking (ask tourist information for good local walks, we did 3: Malham Tarn, The Waterfalls Trail and one straight from the doorstep)  …see more

from £90 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burry Port

Carmarthenshire / Burry Port

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful cottage and great location” Lovely cottage, lots of useful info from owners and great walks with the dogs. Exactly as described, friendly neighbours and locals and good pubs.  …see more

from £49 / night

£260 - £715 / week

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from £49 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Eyam

Eyam / Eyam

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely” Really cosy traditional cottage...very warm ..extremely comfortable bed ...very relaxing break and everything on your doorstep  …see more

from £56 / night

£316 - £700 / week

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from £56 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment. Loved the space & views - the weather was beautiful too!  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Hartington

Peak District National Park / Hartington

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
An above average sized one bedroomed property situtated in a private courtyard in the centre of the highly regarded village of Hartington, just yards from the River Dove. The most famous area of the Peak District, Dovedale is just a short distance downriver<br />  …see more

from £34 / night

£260 - £450 / week

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from £34 / night

(43) Excellent 

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St Leonards on Sea holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“New Years at West St Leonards Apartment” Sassie and Michael could not have been more welcoming nor the apartment better equipped! Everything and more was provided, for a cosy New Year’s stay by the sea and nothing could be faulted. St Leonards has a n  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming cottage, so warm & inviting!” We've just returned from a three day break in Whitby & we stayed at this charming, quirky cottage. It is absolutely spotless & so central to Whitby & all your possible needs. On arriving there was a very though  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
“Outstanding property” We stay in Falmouth every year and I have to say this is the best property we have stayed in .Wonder full welcome pack very comfy a real home from home  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge letting

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally  …see more

from £70 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ripon

North Yorkshire / Ripon

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“We never wanted to leave!” For one wonderful week in June, my sister and I were staying at Matchbox Cottage in Ripon. The description and pictures on the website don't do it justice - it is much spacier than we had expected, and since it has been reno  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant Christmas destination” 7 of us for family Christmas. Great house with plenty of space. Very warm and comfortable. 2mins walk to the beach for relaxing, invigorating walks with our dogs. Very recommended.  …see more

from £145 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £145 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Central Whitby

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and tastefully decorated and in a perfect location” Central location in the heart of Whitby, an ideal base for exploring the town and making the most that Whitby has to offer. No need to use the car unless you want  …see more

from £85 / night

£690 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p  …see more

from £80 / night

£320 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(120) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water / Kineton, Bourton on the Water

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“The perfect base for a family holiday in the Cotswolds” Our family of four - children ages four and eleven - have just returned from our holidays in the UK. Lavender Cottage was an ideal home-away-from-home while visiting the Cotswolds. The cottage -  …see more

from £95 / night

£725 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great Christmas break” Stayed at sinbad cottage for 4 days over the Xmas period as my mum lives in Appledore. We have stayed in several apartments in Appledore. Sinbad cottage is very quaint however feel is missing some home comforts such as a TV ups  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Great facilities in a great location resulted in a relaxing yet entertaining week away.” Thank you Ripon House for allowing us to stay at your house. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. The location is in a peaceful location with a play park opp  …see more

from £80 / night

£305 - £590 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“If you are in Swanage this is the place to stay” The location is ideal having views over the sea. It is minutes from the town. However you do need to be fit if you have the top floor apartment!  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £650 / week

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(25) Very Good 

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Holiday home accommodation

Essex / Harwich

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming and quaint.” The Bake House is home from home it was really comfortable clean everything you could wish for,Peaceful relaxing with lots of history around you great Holiday many thanks we are coming back soon. Margaret , Ken  …see more

from £50 / night

£359 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Portstewart

County Londonderry / Portstewart

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
Situated in a quiet residential area of Portstewart , the golden sandy beach, promenade, children's play area, golf course and restaurants can be easily accessed by a 15 - 20 minute walk. It is also close to Game Of Throne Sites<br />of both a front and rear  …see more

from £100 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £100 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Glastonbury Centre holiday cottage rental

Glastonbury / Glastonbury Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxing Peaceful Retreat In The Heart of the Town” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage, once again we found it to be a wonderful and peaceful retreat, yet just a few minutes walk into the town. Very helpful owner and straightforwar  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“A great family weekend in a beautiful, well appointed and spacious family friendly house” The service we received from the owner and house manager could not be faulted. Coriander Beach House is a stunning, large family house. Extremely spacious accom  …see more

from £300 / night

£3000 - £30000 / week

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(70) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water holiday cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage, it was very warm and comfortable. Good quality crockery and cutlery (not always the case in rented accommodation). We had very enjoyable meals in both the pubs in the village. The village shop  …see more

from £90 / night

£390 - £620 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Kirkcudbright holiday cottage let

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcudbright

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal” A great location right in the centre of town but extremely quiet. Great base for walking and cycling and a terrific choice of restaurants and pubs. Accommodation was great value and we would not hesitate to recommend it.  …see more

from £85 / night

£320 - £590 / week

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(58) Excellent 

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Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Bliss!” Stayed for 5 nights and wanted to stay longer. Shame about the weather but to be honest we didn't go for the weather. We went for a break and it definately ticked all the boxes. Stunning location, cottage, 5* service......we couldn't fault a  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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from £57 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Conwy with golf nearby

Conwy / Conwy Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Great breakfast deck!” Facing northeast gives the breakfast deck wonderful sunshine in the mornings! It was convenient to the castle wall walks. The kitchen, living and bedroom spaces were roomy, but the bathroom was on the small side. Parking was tri  …see more

from £85 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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(45) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect , comfortable ,traditional Cotswold cottage .” Spent a lovely last minute weekend at The Cottage. Convenient location as walking distance to train station. Ideally placed for family get together, as we are all spread around the country. It wa  …see more

from £99 / night

£700 - £725 / week

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from £99 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Old Colwyn

Conwy County / Old Colwyn

12 34 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 34
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Big Party HouseFamily reunionsHen Do'sStag Do'sFriendsHome CinemaSky SportsPool TableParkingPetsPub  …see more

from £564 / night

£1692 - £4791 / week

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from £564 / night