UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (4154)

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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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Dollar

Clackmannanshire / Dollar

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect for a family holiday in Scotland” We were 4 adults and 3 children and we really enjoyed our stay in this house. The house is well equipped with kitchenware, games, books and a good wifi connection. Additionally, there is a good information fol  …see more

from £70 / night

£460 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful Spot” Cottage is as good as it looks in the pictures with great outlook across green fields. It's well equipped and maintained and we would be happy to stay there again. Good location for touring the northern part of Skye  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(107) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in St. Fillans

Perth and Kinross / St Fillans

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning” Lochview is a lovely property well located on the shores of Loch Earn plus well equipped and very clean with everything you need for your stay. Fluffy towels and a very comfortable king size bed and lot's of other home comfort's It truly wa  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £470 / week

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from £65 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Strathpeffer holiday home rental

Strathpeffer / Strathconon

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, spacious accommodation in a beautiful setting.” The house is fitted out to a very high standard and it was great to find a place that toiletries already on hand. We had some great walks straight out of the house and features like freesat a  …see more

from £200 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £200 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Thornton-in-Craven

Skipton / Thornton-in-Craven

2 3 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“A perfect little get away” We booked this cottage to visit the Yarndale show in nearby Skipton and found it to be just perfect for us. The cottage is very well presented with everything you could need and spotlessly clean. We were very comfortable and  …see more

from £60 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

18

Cottage rental in Singleton

Chichester / Singleton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 km
“Spacious 1 bed accomodation in ideal location” This property was ideally situated for walking in the Downs as well as visiting local attractions ( including one just around the corner) local pub in the village served good food and beer. all rooms we  …see more

from £51 / night

£300 - £475 / week

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from £51 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Symonds Yat

Ross-on-Wye / Symonds Yat

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks  …see more

from £224 / night

£1295 - £3900 / week

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from £224 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Cairnbaan

Argyll and Bute / Cairnbaan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“What terrible weather but what a delightful stay!” The cottage is cosy AND stylish and has everything that you could possibly need. Don't think about bringing hairdryer, tea towels, soap, kitchen towel etc etc. Lots of games and books provided by the  …see more

from £70 / night

£260 - £560 / week

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from £70 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Gargunnock holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Gargunnock

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Amazing setting!” The cottage is beautiful. Everything is like new. The en suite is huge and the bed was really comfy. The best part was the hot tub which has a spectacular view and sitting in it at night with the lights on is amazing. The games r  …see more

from £150 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £150 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment in a perfect location!” Myself, my partner and my son (12 years) stayed at the Orchards apartment for a week in August, and had a brilliant time. We specifically wanted peace, quiet, scenery and some good walks, and we were absolut  …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £465 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 214 km
  • Child friendly
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 / week

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from £85 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was  …see more

from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“soooo relaxing” hi just arrived home from a wonderful week tattershall lakes.what made our stay even better was the `golden eye` lodge that we stayed in .the position of it is perfect right on the waters edge and what a sun trap.the lodge is large,cl  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Very Good 

24

Holiday home in St Abbs

Borders / St Abbs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou  …see more

from £60 / night

£310 - £525 / week

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from £60 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r  …see more

from £150 / night

£620 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(30) Excellent 

21

Cottage rental in Bowglass

Isle of Harris / Bowglass

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“This was one of the noicest self catering cottages we have stayed in” This is a lovely property in an idyllic location in North Harris. The property is beautifully furnishes and well equipped. Alistair and Irene who live next door are available to pr  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from £180 / night

£1470 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great cottage in fab location - superb views” We loved this property - clean, cosy and well equipped. it was plenty spacious for 5 year old twins, parents and grandparents! the two bathrooms are ideal - one with bath and shower, and the other a show  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Lodge credit to the owners” July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners and would recommend this  …see more

from £88 / night

£400 - £970 / week

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from £88 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Castlerock holiday bungalow rental

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The best holiday home I have ever experienced!” If anyone is planning a relaxing holiday in the beautiful seaside town of Castlerock, then this is absolutely the house for them. It is really spacious, spotlessly clean, stylishly decorated and the perf  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £520 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Widemouth Bay holiday barn rental

Bude / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect home from home” My husband and I spent a fabulous week at Acorn Barn along with our dog. We were all made to feel incredibly welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the owners John and Yvonne. The cottage was beautifully presented an  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Townhouse rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“A charming oasis in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds” Veronica and I live in Australia and were planning a business/ holiday trip to UK and Europe. We had a vision of finding a character cottage in the centre of an historic village that had enough  …see more

from £128 / night

£606 - £996 / week

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from £128 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Stanton in Peak

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This 18th century cottage lies in the Heart of the Peak District next to Bakewell, Matlock and Chatsworth House and is packed with period charm. Enjoy Derbyshire's best tea rooms, walking treks and golf courses. Plus UNLIMITED WIFI and all the modern conveniences.  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £625 / week

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from £59 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marazion

Marazion / St Michael's Mount

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“A Really Lovely Apartment” We booked this apartment as a last minute break from Holiday Lettings and we certainly weren't disappointed. We were greeted by a welcome bottle of wine, and a sparkling clean apartment. The apartment had great facilities in  …see more

from £97 / night

£445 - £810 / week

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from £97 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Pelynt holiday cottage rental

Looe / Pelynt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Incredible place to stay” This place was perfect ! We went for the Easter weekend and had such a lovely time. The warm welcome we got from Tracey with the special touch of fresh home made bread , eggs , scones with cream and jam and a little Easter  …see more

from £66 / night

£330 - £800 / week

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from £66 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Troutbeck holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Badger's Way is a wonderful self-catering pine lodge in the heart of the English Lake District. Badgers visit every evening and it's really exciting to watch them close up! Family friendly and ideal for Romantic Breaks and Birthday Treats.<br />The lo  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 / week

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from £99 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Bunavoneader holiday cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Bunavoneader

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Private garden
5 star self-catering for couples on the beautiful Isle of Harris. Overlooking a sea loch perfect for a relaxing, romantic break. With sauna, cinema room, multi-room music system, ideal for staying in as well as exploring.  …see more

from £140 / night

£600 - £980 / week

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from £140 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Broadway holiday cottage rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Tucked behind the Upper High street our 200 year old Cotswold stone cottage with thatched roof combines period features with a very modern, contemporary interior. The enclosed rear garden is a sunny oasis just brilliant for alfresco dining. Pubs and restaurants 5 mins  …see more

from £74 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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from £74 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Home rental in Carloway

Isle of Lewis / Carloway

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brill cottage and great owner” Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to se  …see more

from £90 / night

£475 - £540 / week

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from £90 / 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
“Quaint , comfy and convenient” Sinbad cottage was ideal for myself,my husband and our two small dogs. The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was cosy, however , there is a steep staircase to the bedrooms . The main bedroom was comfortable  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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from £60 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mersea Island

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mr” Excellent well furnished well equipped accommodation in quiet street but close amenities and very pleasant owner  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st  …see more

from £53 / night

£265 - £700 / week

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from £53 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Brithdir

Dolgellau / Brithdir

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
Traditional detached stone cottage 3 miles from historical town of Dolgellau. Stunning views, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, inglenook with wood burning stove, garden room, large garden with BBQ and outdoor wicker furniture, ample parking. Free unlimited wi-fi, see website.&l  …see more

from £91 / night

£420 - £780 / week

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from £91 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Alstonefield holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect New Years break” We had a lovely stay at Bankside cottage to welcome in the New year. The cottage was located in a lovely snowy hamlet with scenic walks close by and even a local coffee shop. The cottage itself was well equipped with everyth  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £75 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“large attractive house in perfect situation” our family of 5[5 adults+2 small children] found birch house a fabulous place to stay. the house was spotless,large and thoughtfully set up. a welcome package was on the table,shelves stacked with child and  …see more

from £145 / night

£845 - £1750 / week

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from £145 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Burghead

Moray / Burghead

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“An ideal cottage in a peaceful location but close enough to all the amenities.” We booked Clavie cottage to provide accomodation while visiting relatives in Morayshire. The cottage is very easy to find and the arrivals/departure process is the best t  …see more

from £72 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Abergele

Conwy County / Abergele

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lavender Cottage is one of 4, 3 bedroom holiday cottages located on quiet farm in Betws Yn Rhos, Abergele, Conwy, North Wales. You can also hire the main farmhouse which sleeps up to 14 people, Making it ideal for travelling with groups of any size. Quiet, cosy and com  …see more

from £125 / night

£310 - £565 / week

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from £125 / night