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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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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“"Home from home in breath taking location"” Excellent location to visit the stunning Scottish highlands. The cottage is first class, cosy and warm and tastefully furnished with all the amenities you'll need for a self catering holiday, the added littl  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £650 / week

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from £95 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£270 - £440 / week

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from £75 / night

(30) 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
“Great location” My family and I, had a great stay over the Christmas week. The cottage is really warm even with the snow down. Well equipped kitchen. And comfortable beds. You can walk into aviemore main strip in about 10 mins and you also have some s  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £650 / week

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from £35 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Kincraig

Badenoch and Strathspey / Kincraig

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a great plce to have a break , everything you expect you get, form the property to the location, simply stunning” I would highly recommend Balnacraig Lodge , great location , if you want to enjoy luxurious surroundings and a great location. The  …see more

from £250 / night

£1000 - £1800 / week

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from £250 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski log cabin to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£490 - £620 / week

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from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Glenlivet ski cottage to rent.

Moray / Glenlivet

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £40 / night

£278 - £438 / week

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from £40 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Absolutely loved it. Had read reviews prior to going about low ceilings and shower head so was abut apprehensive I would be spending a wee like a half shut knife.. I'm 6ft never had a prob. My hubby has knee probs and found coming down the steep  …see more

from £99 / night

£595 - £800 / week

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from £99 / night

(8) Excellent 

17

Dalfaber ski chalet to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £99 / night

£480 - £860 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Very Good 

17

Lochan Mhor ski apartment to rent.

Aviemore / Lochan Mhor

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great apartment, clean and spacious, easy walk to the pubs and restaurants.” The MacDhui apartments have a large hall, open plan kitchen and sitting room. two well apportioned bedrooms (one a double en-suite the other a twin with a separate bathroom.  …see more

from £115 / night

£375 - £745 / week

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from £115 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£440 - £575 / week

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from £79 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Dornie ski home to rent.

Lochalsh / Dornie

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ski
“A warm welcome in the Highlands” Tigh Tasgaidh is a beautiful house in a stunning location, it makes a perfect base for exploring the local area and the Isle of Skye is merely a 15 min drive away. The house has all the amenities you would need and is  …see more

from £100 / night

£680 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
“Perfect Location - Beautifully Kept” Travelled with a group of 5 friends to Aviemore & stayed in the Cairn View Chalet during the September weekend. We were really impressed with the interior of the chalet & also loved that we were out with the town c  …see more

from £100 / night

£775 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£285 - £420 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Lochan Mhor

Aviemore / Lochan Mhor

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£445 - £945 / week

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from £64 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Grantown-on-Spey ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent, home from home comfort.” Excellent location in the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, shopping and eating right on your doorstep. This was the perfect holiday location for my husband and I as we felt very comfortable and relaxed in this amazing s  …see more

from £84 / night

£549 - £800 / week

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from £84 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski

from £74 / night

£466 - £658 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Ballachulish

Glencoe / Ballachulish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“One of the most beautiful places in Scotland - once visited - destined to return” Our second year with Sharon & Ian (2nd decade on Loch Leven) For those who love the great outdoors, peace and quiet and spectacular scenery - look no further. There is  …see more

from £155 / night

£950 - £1150 / week

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from £155 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £205 / night

£640 - £1135 / week

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from £205 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Nethy Bridge ski home to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Ski
“Lovely, well-located, warm bungalow” This bungalow was right at the heart of the village of Nethybridge, looking onto the River Nethy. It was adjacent to the village shop on one side and the village hall on the other. Very convenient for a New Year'  …see more

from £120 / night

£375 - £789 / week

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from £120 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£300 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

18

Aviemore ski bungalow to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Easter in Aviemore” Stayed in the property before when the family were very young. It was very Suitable then but is still so when there was only the two of us. It is within easy walking distance of the town of Aviemore, with its restaurants and shops.  …see more

from £125 / night

£430 - £895 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
“Lovely Stay” Lovely weeks stay in a great location. House was well equipped, the only downfall was the downstairs bedroom with built in en suite, not a comfortable bed and room required total renovation. But on saying that we would return.  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Aviemore wkd away” A cottage in the perfect location for all Aviemore has to offer. Home from home feeling with everything you could possibly need. Great communication from the owners too. Would definitely recommend  …see more

from £65 / night

£465 - £690 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

13

Newtonmore ski cottage to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£360 - £510 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski home to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable and well equipped” Had a very enjoyable stay, slept well, and like many before us loved watching birds from the dining table. The kitchen was very well equipped. We felt a little as though we were staying in a friends house. Good garden  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Dalfaber

Aviemore / Dalfaber

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £90 / night

£395 - £500 / week

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from £90 / night

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Kilchrenan ski cottage to rent.

Argyll and Bute / Kilchrenan

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £80 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Ski cottage to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Really nice and cozy house in beautiful Boat of Garten” We enjoyed our time in Boat of Garten very much. The house is for up to 6 people, has two bath rooms and a large kitchen. Everything one could possibly need is present.  …see more

from £75 / night

£425 - £749 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Boat of Garten ski home to rent.

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic, home from home holiday destination” This farmhouse is tastefully and comfortably furnished with good quality throughout and very well equipped. As far as we are concerned it is a real home from home and therefore a very happy stay. We have  …see more

from £250 / night

£1100 - £1900 / week

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from £250 / night

(20) Excellent 

18

Fort William ski cottage to rent.

Lochaber / Fort William

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fort William” Great stay in a well equipped house lovely rooms and facilities everything went well all very straight forward  …see more

from £130 / night

£760 - £1195 / week

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from £130 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski cottage to rent in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Great value, lovely rural location. Helpful and friendly hosts” My wife, son and I have just returned from a week away based in Loft Cottage. This is a clean, comfortable and functional base for those lovers of activity in the wild outdoors. Anne and  …see more

from £75 / night

£290 - £450 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Aviemore ski apartment to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £40 / night

£299 - £440 / week

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from £40 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Nethy Bridge ski lodge to rent.

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Idyllic” Beautiful house, beautiful location. Private quiet soothing just what we needed. The beds were superb. Safe for the dogs and so many walks on the doorstep. So close to the many attractions in the Cairngorms. We were lucky enough to be there w  …see more

from £300 / night

£1000 - £2300 / week

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from £300 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Alyth

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome place to stay” A wonderful house to stay whilst visiting Scotland. Everything you need for a few days away at your finger tips. The owners were great. Location is perfect - away from the towns, but close enough to pop in and get everything you  …see more

from £150 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £150 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Rothiemurchus ski cottage to rent.

Aviemore / Rothiemurchus

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house in superb location” Wonderful long weekend break at the squirrels. The house is luxurious and very well equipped. Perfect space for our 2 families. We also enjoyed the garden in full flower and had our breakfast sitting out looking at Sco  …see more

from £350 / night

£1000 - £2300 / week

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from £350 / night

(12) Excellent 

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High Burnside ski home to rent.

Aviemore / High Burnside

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Really lovely house, perfect for our stay!” We (me, husband and 4 children) stayed here for 1 week. The house had all we needed. Lovely and clean. Great garden too. Great location - very handy for all the local attractions. Lovely, thank you,  …see more

from £130 / night

£425 - £945 / week

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from £130 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Banavie

Fort William / Banavie

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place” We stayed in the cabin for the 2nd time,it's a lovely place set in beautiful surrounding with spectacular views of Ben Nevis.Joan the owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome.We 'll definitely be going back again.  …see more

from £90 / night

£590 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Private garden
“Lovely comfortable home from home” A beautiful spacious house, lots of room, beautiful kitchen, well kept, lovely large conservatory, would recommend to everyone  …see more

from £185 / night

£695 - £1115 / week

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from £185 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ski bungalow to rent in Silverglades

Aviemore / Silverglades

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“wonderful cottage” We had a wonderful relaxing break here. Inside the cottage was well equipped,nicely decorated and clean.The beds were warm and comfortable with plenty of space for our family of four. The peaceful spacious garden was a delight, ide  …see more

from £150 / night

£475 - £850 / week

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