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Rural retreats (76534)

Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our 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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76,534 Vacation rentals

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Vacation cottage in Killybegs

Killybegs / Fintragh

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Child friendly
Built in the late 19th century, The Old farmhouse is a picture perfect Donegal Farmhouse which has been sympathetically renovated. Great care has been taken to retain the old farmhouse's original charm i.e. low ceilings and exposed beams whilst providing all the facilit  …see more

from $77 / night

$572 - $635 / week

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from $77 / night

(32) 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
Pine Marten is a Scandinavian style 3 bedroom lodge that sits directly on the River Tilt and offers spectacular views and genuine home quality and comfort. . We purchased the lodge as our family holiday home in 2013 and fully refurbished, decorated and furnished the  …see more

from $102 / night

$635 - $1270 / week

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from $102 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Once a farm building, the Cowshed is now a delightful, all-year-round, 2 bedroom holiday home providing spacious accommodation for 4 in a tranquil setting 2 miles from Dulverton. At an elevation of 1000 ft asl it affords lovely views over the Barle Valley and to Dartmoo  …see more

from $64 / night

$409 - $729 / week

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from $64 / night

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Vacation apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from $115 / night

$826 - $1016 / week

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from $115 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Northern England

West Yorkshire / Ilkley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
The Firs Garden Apartment forms the lower ground floor of a beautiful, Victorian, detached villa. It is self-contained with its own entrance and parking. The apartment's large, private garden sets it back from the main road. The apartment is tastefully decorated to a h  …see more

from $89 / night

$394 - $566 / week

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from $89 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Dormston Vacation barn rental

Worcestershire / Dormston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
IDEAL FOR: 1 COUPLE 2 COUPLES FAMILIES/PARTIES UP TO 5 DOGS WELCOME PLEASE NOTE WI-FI RECENTLY UPGRADED IN RESPONSE TO GUEST COMMENTS SPECIAL SERVICE DURING CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL - ASK ABOUT AIRPORT/RACECOURSE TRANSFERS DOVECOTE BARN AT MOAT FARM DORMSTON WR7 4JX. SE  …see more

from $102 / night

$572 - $1039 / week

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from $102 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge 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
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
A real hideaway, this delightful detached property is ideal for a romantic couple looking for a secluded spot in the Scottish Highlands with plenty of local amenities and activities as well as excellent access to the whole of Scotland by road. Providing very comfortab  …see more

from $83 / night

$496 - $629 / week

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from $83 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Mount Irvine

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from $293 / night

$2045 / week

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from $293 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Rowan cottage is situated in the quaint seaside village of Rosemarkie less than a 2 minute walk from a long sandy beach. Chanonry Point, at the far end of the beach, is a well known spot for dolphin watching.The property has been fitted to a high standard with many  …see more

from $96 / night

$432 - $737 / week

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from $96 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coleford

Forest of Dean / Coleford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Badgers End is a 19C cottage in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a country lane, awarded a 4 Star rating by the English Tourist Board. Elevated, looking towards the Welsh Mountains. Spacious private woodland and garden. Fifteen minutes walk into the Heart of th  …see more

from $112 / night

$553 - $801 / week

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from $112 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Lingwood Vacation cottage rental

Norfolk / Lingwood

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Piglets is a modern conversion on one level consisting of one bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The property has its own separate enclosed private garden. The owners bungalow is situated next to the cottage and access to the rest of 3 1/2 acre grounds is permitted.<  …see more

from $70 / night

$428 - $616 / week

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from $70 / night

(29) Excellent 

45

Vacation cottage rental

Ventnor / St Lawrence, Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
March 2015. Breakers Sound has just been completely redecorated throughout with new carpets and curtains for your enjoyment and comfortThis quintessential English cottage nestles in the heart of the St Lawrence Undercliffe. A sought after location officially rec  …see more

from $191 / night

$667 - $1709 / week

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from $191 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes Vacation gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Nestling in rolling countryside between the Rivers Creuse and Vienne, on the border of the historic Touraine and Poitou regions, La Belardiere was a working farm until the early 1990s. Today, the barns have been carefully restored to combine both character and classic f  …see more

from $140 / night

$699 - $1905 / week

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from $140 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Longhorsley

Morpeth / Longhorsley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Oak Tree Cottage is a cosy holiday cottage located in the village of Longhorsley in Northumberland. It is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumberland coastline with its beaches and castles. The cottage is ideal for couples, it is a cosy bungalow sty  …see more

from $60 / night

$312 - $502 / week

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from $60 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow rental

Derbyshire / Melbourne

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Donington Den is situated in the historic market town of Melbourne with easy access to a wealth of pubs and restaurants, an amazing range of independent shops and fabulous architectural houses including thatched cottages. Walking distance to the historic Melbourne Hall  …see more

from $67 / night

$388 - $724 / week

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from $67 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Skeabost Wood Cottage is a new eco-house designed by a renowned local architect. Set in 3 acres of unspoit woodland with its own stream, the cottage is the luxuriously appointed with every mod-con, only 5 miles from Isle of Skye's 'capital' Portree. 2 bedrooms, 1 doubl  …see more

from $127 / night

$699 - $1143 / week

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from $127 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Teignmouth Vacation home rental

Devon / Teignmouth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 mi
  • Child friendly
A lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town house set in the heart of the historic port town of Teignmouth in beautiful South Devon. Teignmouth is a charming town with two beautiful and distinct beaches - the sandy main beach with it's pier and traditional seaside attractions a  …see more

from $108 / night

$572 - $1264 / week

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from $108 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Fife

Fife / St Andrews

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Welcome to our fabulous home in the heart of the Home of Golf, St Andrews. Situated on a cobbled lane that runs off one of St Andrews main roads, South Street, One Rose Lane is very close to everything this unique town has to offer. About the HouseOne Rose L  …see more

from $159 / night

$889 - $1905 / week

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from $159 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Reeth Vacation cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Reeth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Cosy cottage set in the heart of Arkengarthdale just 3 miles from the popular village of Reeth and neighbouring Swaledale. The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and now offers very comfortable accommodation with delightful views and walks availab  …see more

from $77 / night

$413 - $667 / week

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from $77 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Appletreewick

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Surrounded by glorious countryside and with stunning views Appletreewick makes an ideal base for a Yorkshire Dales holiday. The popular market town Skipton is 8 miles away and Grassington just 5 miles from the cottages. There are excellent walks from the doorstep in  …see more

from $83 / night

$369 - $629 / week

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from $83 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Vacation 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 mi
  • Child friendly
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis  …see more

from $83 / night

$483 - $762 / week

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from $83 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Con's cottage boasts authentic flagstone floors throughout the living room, separate kitchen and bathroom which includes a power shower. There is a stove set in an open hearth in the spacious living/dining room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors,fine Egyptian cotton  …see more

from $77 / night

$229 - $534 / week

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from $77 / 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
This delightful, Cotswold stone house makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends. Birch House is quietly situated, just four minutes' stroll from the Market Square inns & restaurants and is ideal if you enjoy going out for a meal and do not want the worr  …see more

from $185 / night

$1074 - $2223 / week

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from $185 / night

(37) Excellent 

17

West Country Vacation cottage rental

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
A 200 year old recently modernised and redecorated cottage,situated in the older quite part of Padstow within walking distance of the town centre and harbourside,with it's own garage and off road parking space for a standard sized car.  …see more

from $134 / night

$921 / week

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from $134 / night

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Cottage rental in Mallow

County Cork / Mallow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
It provides three bright rooms (two with en suite bathrooms and one with a separate bathroom with shower).With light and classic decor, each room at Park South Cottage enjoys idyllic countryside views. There is also a sitting room, kitchen and sun-porch. It is a cos  …see more

from $107 / night

$534 - $748 / week

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from $107 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 mi
  • Child friendly
Two bedroom modern apartment recently refurbished to a high standard. Spacious, comtemporary open plan living area with oak flooring, sea views, dining area that seats 6 leading to patio doors onto a small balcony. Large double bedroom, single bedroom, double sofa be  …see more

from $83 / night

$407 - $813 / week

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from $83 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ardnamurchan Peninsula Vacation cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage Is an old stone Cottage built about 1853 and has been recently restored to provide superb holiday accommodation.The Cottage is in the village of Salen which is a small west Highland village beside the sea. Salen has a lovely hotel which provides excellent  …see more

from $83 / night

$483 - $572 / week

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from $83 / 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
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideal  …see more

from $115 / night

$604 - $686 / week

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from $115 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan  …see more

from $102 / night

$686 - $1270 / week

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from $102 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Port Charlotte

Islay / Port Charlotte

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
Rosgorm has a 5* quality assurance award from the Scottish tourist board. The house was completely renovated in 2014 and provides luxurious holiday accommodation for up to 6 people in a traditional cottage in the heart of the village, just a few minutes' walk from all l  …see more

from $172 / night

$1016 - $2001 / week

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from $172 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kyleakin

Isle of Skye / Kyleakin

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Anchorage is a delightful self-catering holiday cottage on the Isle of Skye.Located on the foreshore of one of the best holiday locations in Scotland, The Anchorage overlooks Loch Alsh and the heather clad mountains of the Scottish Highlands beyond.T  …see more

from $91 / night

$635 - $1524 / week

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from $91 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Studio rental in South East England

East Sussex / Heathfield

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Studio is set within the owners 5 acres of private woodland and is adjacent to a further 50 acres of woodland with many public footpaths and is located at the geographical centre of Sussex and is less than 1 hour from the M25, Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye, Tu  …see more

from $121 / night

$826 / week

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from $121 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation 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
Property Description £100 NOW TAKEN OFF 11th and 18th JUNE. BE QUICK This beautifully presented ground floor apartment just yards from the sandy beach and sea has been designed to make a stay here a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. BT INFINITY INTERNET WITH Wi-  …see more

from $115 / night

$566 - $1029 / week

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from $115 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Bungalow rental in Maybole

Maybole / Crosshill

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
A self-contained, pet friendly holiday apartment: • One bedroom, with ensuite shower room and toilet • Open plan lounge and kitchen area with bed settee • Cottage now has private decked area to the rear. Located in the small village of Crosshill, a remote vi  …see more

from $45 / night

$305 / week

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from $45 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country 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 mi
  • Ask about children
Based in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes down to Porthminster beach, the apartment is perfect for a couple looking for convenience. With a car parking space outside the apartment, the property allows easy access in and out of St Ives if you want to explore the area  …see more

from $102 / night

$407 - $858 / week

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from $102 / night

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Vacation apartment rental

Fife / Anstruther

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
A luxurious 3 bedroomed self catering property. Very spacious ground level apartment with spectacular sea views looking towards the Isle of May and Anstruther harbour. 2 minutes walk from Anstruther Golf club. 15 minutes from St Andrews, the home of golf and historic U  …see more

from $191 / night

$889 - $1143 / week

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from $191 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Pols

Styria / Pols

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The self catering apartment is located on the ground floor of a two-story chalet, which has a sunny south west facing terrace overlooking the incredible views of the Mur valley. The village, which is set on a hillside is located just outside the town of Pöls, and about  …see more

from $43 / night

$278 - $630 / week

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from $43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet rental

Isle of Skye / Breakish

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Ask about children
The cabin is a charming blend of rustic with modern. We are set up on a hill overlooking the Minch, on the highest point in Breakish. It is an ideal romantic hideaway for two people. The furnishings and decor are appropriate for 4 star accommodation. There is an open pl  …see more

from $147 / night

$699 - $889 / week

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from $147 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Lincoln

Lincolnshire / Lincoln

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
A spacious cottage set in the boundaries of a 300 year old grade II listed farm house in the peaceful rural village of Old South Hykeham.The open plan accommodation comprises of comfortable lounge area, with large flat screen TV. An area for dining looking out over the  …see more

from $96 / night

$572 - $610 / week

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from $96 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Milk House is a beautifully refurbished old dairy with wonderful views over our farmland and wood. It is within a few minutes of Erlestoke woods, the Salisbury Plain & the Erlestoke 18 hole Golf Club. Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury & Marlborough are all within 30 minut  …see more

from $178 / night

$826 - $1143 / week

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from $178 / night