UK rural retreats – holiday cottages in the UK

UK rural retreats (4139)

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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(56) 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 - £1095 / week

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from £57 / night

(4) Excellent 

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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

(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

(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

(15) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific.” Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Lakeview outstanding position on the lakeside with a private boat deck views from the lounge dining area decking.New carpets and leather corner sofa +two seater reclining sofa . New curtains TV Free Wifi A large decking area to the LAKE with outdoor seating table &  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1025 / week

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from £110 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Beattock

Dumfries and Galloway / Beattock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“CLEAN, WARM, HOMELY,” Older log cabin with a warm homely feel about it , every thing you need, only thing that let me down a little was jet bath not working (under repair). lovely camp site. great for kids, stunning views... can not comment on camps s  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £492 / week

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from £55 / night

(24) Excellent 

21

Holiday cottage in Gloucester

Cotswolds / Gloucester

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent house to stay” The house owner, John K is very kind and friendly person who was very welcome us on arriving day and explained how to use equipment. The house is very clean, and warm. We had great time to stay over the weekend. I strongly to  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

(31) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.” Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.  …see more

from £995 / night

£4995 - £6995 / week

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from £995 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ruckhall holiday cottage rental

Herefordshire / Ruckhall

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely location” A fantastic location with tranquil surroundings and views across fields. The cottage was well equipped and the terrace was a wonderful large spot to enjoy the views.  …see more

from £65 / night

£425 - £500 / week

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from £65 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / 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

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic!” Had a brilliant time here. The lodge is wonderfully equipped - simply a home from home. Hot tub a lovely addition to the beautifully kept lodge. A pleasure to deal with the owners who went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Will de  …see more

from £100 / night

£550 - £875 / week

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from £100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Ardglass holiday townhouse rental

County Down / Ardglass

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“1 Harbour Loft” 1 Harbour Loft is a very well presented and maintained holiday home. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. The bedrooms all extremely comfortable and the welcome package second to none. The hosts are very welcoming and fr  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 / week

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(27) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellant location” We stayed for a weekend with friends and the location and facilities were excellent , the cottage was clean and fully equipped with all items required. The owners were very approachable and accommodating The location is a short w  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cotwolds Cutie” Number 10 Park Street was a perfect place to settle for a few nights as our party of 6 adults reveled in the beauty of the Cotswold villages. Located well in the village, easy walk to center for shopping or dining. Close proximity to B  …see more

from £179 / night

£849 - £1394 / week

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from £179 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Ashover

Chesterfield / Ashover

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Delightful 4 star stone cottage with fabulous views in a peaceful farming hamlet. Foxglove Cottage sleeps 4 but it is also very popular with couples seeking a rural retreat. Cosy and well-equipped, really comfortable beds and an open log fire. Free WiFi. One pet welcome  …see more

from £82 / night

£352 - £551 / week

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from £82 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“lovely stay” Lovely cottage, great surroundings, wonderful stay! We stayed at the Stackyard for 6 nights and we really appreciated the place; It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is big enough for 4 people. A real home away from home! It was  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £575 / week

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from £65 / night

(41) 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 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 - £695 / week

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from £95 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnis  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £675 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday! Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside. The rooms are per  …see more

from £350 / night

£950 / week

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from £350 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Barn rental in Stelling Minnis

Canterbury / Stelling Minnis

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accomadation & location” Had a great time here. Owner very helpful & friendly. Central location is quiet, romantic, & ideal for all areas of Kent and many local walks can be had nearby. Local pub with excellent food and great staff just a 10 mi  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £330 / week

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from £40 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Broadway holiday shepherds hut rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect getaway” Lovely, quirky little hut with everything you need. My girlfriend and I had an excellent weekend exploring the local villages and walking in the hills. There's a folder with local walks and its located within a short drive from most o  …see more

from £80 / night

£360 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(45) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely cottage in a friendly village in a beautiful part of our country.” This cottage is spacious, comfortable, a little quirky and very well equipped. We stayed for New Year, with some other friends staying nearby in another holiday cottage. On comp  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

18

Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Beautiful Cottage” We found the Milk House to be excellent in all ways. Newly modernised (late 2011) all the fittings are of very good quality - the kitchen in particular was practical and well appointed. The cottage itself is very spacious; we we  …see more

from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £140 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Abingdon

Oxfordshire / Abingdon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Paradise Found in the Oxfordshire Countryside” My wife and I and our toddler stayed here originally for a week and loved the cottage so much that we extended our stay for another four days. We are pretty well travelled and have holidayed in some very  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Bushmills holiday cottage rental

County Antrim / Bushmills

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy Cottage in the perfect location for exploring the Irish North Coast.” Araboy Cottage was a delight to discover set in a semi rural location but close to Bushmills and the stunning north coast. The Giants Causeway and Carrick-a -Rede Bridge are an  …see more

from £75 / night

£275 - £460 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Excellent 

50

Broadstairs holiday home rental

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Well maintained house in great location” This is the second time I've stayed at the property, both times during Folk Week. It's ideal because although in a quiet location, it's no more than a five minute walk into town, making it ideal during a noisy  …see more

from £65 / night

£370 - £1070 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Blencathra Cottage is a beautiful property, which has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 people and 1 well behaved dog. Located just above the small village of Threlkeld, it is the perfect base to explore the northern Lake Distr  …see more

from £95 / night

£425 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Cushendall

County Antrim / Cushendall

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Super house, super view” We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Antrim Abode in Cushendall. As we wanted somewhere on the coast to use as a base for seeing the area it was ideally situated, only a short drive from the ferry at Larne. The house definitely  …see more

from £95 / night

£445 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful place to stay” We are visiting from the US and this house is the first part of a two month stay in the UK. If all of our houses are as nice as this one, we will have a wonderful stay. Everything about this house is perfect. There was neve  …see more

from £76 / night

£390 - £550 / week

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from £76 / night

(42) 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
“Gorgeous flat with sea view” The pictures on the Internet already looked fabulous but it was even better for real. We had a warm welcome by Gail. Allthough the weather could have been better, it did not spoil our weekend. We had an open fire if the co  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £700 / 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
“Christmas mini break.” We stayed at Lower Talland between Christmas and new year for a couple of days. The apartment was perfect for the two of us. Just a couple of mins walk into the Center, and easy access out of st Ives when we went exploring. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Hartington holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Hartington

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
The Hay Store is one of seven non-smoking and pet free holiday lets at Cotterill Farm. This letting is situated on the first floor of a converted barn,above the milking parlour, From the outside stone steps leading to the entrance door , there are some wonderful vi  …see more

from £50 / night

£273 - £565 / week

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from £50 / 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

(37) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“30th birthday bash” A great weekend in some beautiful english countryside, in an old english house! Perfect for a big group celebrating. Make sure you take a stroll out to Wingfield Manor across the fields, straddling the rivers and over the railwa  …see more

from £450 / night

£2700 - £2990 / week

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from £450 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in St Just

Cornwall / St Just

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Detached granite barn situated in the rural hamlet of Bosorne on the edge of the stunning Cot valley. It is an ideal base for walkers and birdwatchers and families being 2 minutes from the coastal path. Within easy walking distance of St Just with its many amenities.<  …see more

from £70 / night

£325 - £710 / week

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from £70 / night