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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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(12) 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
“Brilliant holiday.” Had a fantastic time with family aged from one to sixty eight. Pool, tennis courts, football pitch, bikes all used. Well equipped even supplied us with food bags, foil, coffee, tea, spices etc. Could not fault it, just be aware tha  …see more

from £650 / night

£2750 - £6900 / week

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from £650 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Highampton

Devon / Highampton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr kenneth Dunn” Great place clean tidy and very quiet exelent base for fishing and walking pet friendly going back again in summer  …see more

from £41 / night

£223 - £412 / week

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from £41 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Mr” Great location for access to the fells, valley walks and wanderings through the woods. Log cabin was very clean, warm and good specification. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £600 / week

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from £43 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Llansteffan

Carmarthenshire / Llansteffan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£250 - £380 / week

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from £50 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(30) 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
“Early spring at Cornerstone” This holiday home was perfect for us in early spring with visiting family and young grandchildren. Warm and cosy but on the bright sunny days we had lunch on the safe balcony. Perfect three year old cycling round the villa  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(21) 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
“Fabulous” Great lodge, great location, everything we needed. Fantastic for our little Maltese as the outside area is all secure so he cannot escape. Thank you had a fabulous time, we will be back next year x  …see more

from £90 / night

£370 - £860 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental with golf nearby

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 34 km
  • Swimming pool
“Weekend away” Loved it. Nice and quite, definitely able to relax. Lodge was clean and had everything I needed. Hot tub was amaxing. Definitely would go again.  …see more

from £96 / night

£460 - £960 / week

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from £96 / night

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £289 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £289 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous place, so comfortable and clean.” Loved this place, it was very comfortable and the beds too were good, the cottage was very clean and the facilities excellent. It was close to all the things you need, within easy reach of London, and Paris,  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) 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
“Miss” We have just returned home after a wonderfully relaxing seven days at Pond Cottage. It really is a special place, perfect for spending time with family in the beautiful surroundings and made all the more welcoming by John and Renate. Thank you J  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) 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

from £110 / night

£650 - £1025 / week

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from £110 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Challock

Kent / Challock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Very relaxing” Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in. It is also very convenie  …see more

from £65 / night

£365 - £565 / week

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from £65 / night

(19) Average 

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Kilkhampton holiday chalet rental

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Lovely tranquil place. Furniture not modern but comfy and cosy place . Owners always polite and thanks again for the lovely touch of putting flowers on the table. Will be going back  …see more

from £20 / night

£175 - £450 / week

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from £20 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Home rental in Lelant with indoor pool, golf nearby

St Ives / Lelant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £225 / night

£1500 - £3450 / week

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from £225 / night

(22) 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

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Borwick

Lake District / Borwick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” Excellent location. Very clean and comfortable good view to the lakeside . Close to all good areas like blackpool and windermare also supermarket nearby. I would like to come back again.  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £65 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great place to visit” The garden makes this lodge without a doubt. Rain or shine, night or day we were out in it. The view is fabulous and you can't really see or hear neighbours of it felt idyllic. The lodge itself was lovely, the only problem we had  …see more

from £120 / night

£350 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very satisfactory” We enjoyed our stay at Graham and Marlanes Holiday Villa. They kindly left a bottle of wine, chocolates and milk upon our arrival. Hubby enjoyed all three. We was allowed to take our dog with us, which was lovely. We found t  …see more

from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(101) Excellent 

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Upper Sapey holiday cottage rental

Worcester / Upper Sapey

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Peaceful and relaxing” We chose The Retreat because we both have stressful jobs and were in need of a bit of peace and quiet and we were not disappointed. The Retreat is set in lovely grounds with the bonus of the sole use of a sauna and a great sized  …see more

from £80 / night

£725 - £950 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Excellent 

10

Holiday log cabin accommodation

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just what we needed” Stayed in Orchard, great little cottage served us perfectly. Long autumnal walks then hot chocolate by the fire. The kids loved it, especially the pool. We will definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family.  …see more

from £55 / night

£310 - £830 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £925 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool, golf nearby in Hayle

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely little chalet” Very nice place helpful owners who let us know when we could go in earlier. Would stay here again and recommend to friends.  …see more

from £45 / night

£180 - £650 / week

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from £45 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Callington holiday lodge rental

Callington / St Ann's Chapel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We stayed at dartmoor lodge in August for 1 week, shame it rained nearly every day but that did't spoil our week. The lodge was nice and cleen and spacious and coming back to the hot tub was very nice. The club itself had a nice  …see more

from £100 / night

£499 - £1299 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Dorset house” Lovely, big and well equipped house, swimming pool and games room a huge hit with the kids and adults!! Surprised with a welcome pack, the biscuits went down well! Only issue was the lighting in the swimming pool and kitchen at ni  …see more

from £382 / night

£1639 - £3300 / week

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from £382 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Cornwall / Callington

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“enjoyable weekend with friends” we enjoyed our stay at long barn cottages. very comfortable & well furnished. grounds were beautiful with lovely views. Indoor pool with endless pool machine was really good. highly recommended  …see more

from £310 / night

£1335 - £3798 / week

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from £310 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Tattershall holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Utterly Amazing” We booked on a last minute weekend get away and form the moment we got there we was completely blown away by the quality and cleanliness of paradise lodge. the hot tub is a very welcome bonus. will be coming back in february and alrea  …see more

from £149 / night

£1095 - £2130 / week

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from £149 / night

(115) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in East Hill, Sussex

Hastings / East Hill, Sussex

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent holiday” Tanks every thing was great. We had great time. Nice please. Everything Was set up. Many tanks verrrrryyyyyy nice  …see more

from £86 / night

£430 - £949 / week

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from £86 / night

(32) 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

from £224 / night

£1595 - £3295 / week

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from £224 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Great Billing

Northamptonshire / Great Billing

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Peaceful clean and tidy feels homely” We have both really enjoyed our staying here.lovely hold at home bed very comfortable shower perfect lovely site would deffinatley come back came to watch motor go so not far to travel  …see more

from £74 / night

£425 - £499 / week

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from £74 / 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
“A superb countryside cottage and location” We loved every moment of our stay. Could not ask for a better equipped cottage and Louise the owner was excellent host regarding our stay. We greatly enjoyed our morning walks exploring the area and found a  …see more

from £110 / night

£545 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chalet rental in Kilkhampton with shared pool

Bude / Kilkhampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent value for family holiday on a budget” Accomodation clean and tidy. Ample size chalet which was well equipped. Location excellent for several beaches, ideal for kids and dogs! Friendly site with good amenities, entertainment and homemade f  …see more

from £29 / night

£170 - £620 / week

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from £29 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Blythburgh holiday home rental

Suffolk / Blythburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£390 - £1620 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing break” Fantastic place. Very comfortable and stylish. Everything you would need. Great views and good location. Nice and quiet too, no Road traffic noise. Good to have off peak use of the hotel leisure facilities next door which were of a goo  …see more

from £110 / night

£380 - £652 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Borwick holiday lodge rental

Lake District / Borwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Swimming pool
“Me bruce” This log cabin is amazing. Me and my wife stayed the weekend for her birthday and lovely every second of it. The cabin is very spacious, clean and modern. Couldn't ask for more.  …see more

from £80 / night

£475 - £925 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Orton with shared pool

Eden District / Orton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Beautiful Hall..lovely grounds..peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The room had everything we needed for a birthday break for three nights stay in total calm and tranquillity. We will definitely recommend to others and will be booking again soo  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £580 / week

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