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Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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17,464 Vacation rentals

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Vacation cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from $108 / night

$643 / week

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from $108 / night

(103) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 mi
  • Pet friendly
This very cosy one bed roomed cottage attached to the owners house and nestling on the edge of Talybont woods has all you will need for your stay and more, the living room is equipped with a log burner for those chilly nights, comfy reclining sofa and easy chair,freesa  …see more

from $101 / night

$492 - $857 / week

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from $101 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Canton of Valais / Susten

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from $95 / night

$596 / week

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from $95 / night

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(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

 …see more

from $43 / night

$299 / week

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from $43 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ardglass Vacation townhouse rental

County Down / Ardglass

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
1 Harbour Loft is a stylish architect designed contemporary 3 story townhouse. A pretty first floor balcony opens from the dining area overlooking the historic inner harbour of the picturesque fishing village of Ardglass with its marina and award winning restaurants. Da  …see more

from $126 / night

$630 - $693 / week

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from $126 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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 $76 / night

$567 - $630 / week

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from $76 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Belmullet Vacation home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
A large 2200 sq ft detached modern luxurious house on a private 1 acre garden.Tranquil setting in the West of Ireland looking out onto Black Sod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with views of Achill and Duvillaun More islands. Breath taking scenery of surrounding landscap  …see more

from $118 / night

$748 - $855 / week

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from $118 / night

(25) 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 mi
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Creag Mhor accommodates 4 people and consists of a comfortable lounge/dining area, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, large bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower and two twin-bedded bedrooms.Creag Mhor has a dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge freezer, mic  …see more

from $45 / night

$303 - $939 / week

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from $45 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Private garden
Visit our website and see the fantastic location and video of this lodge!This lodge has been lovingly created to compliment the magnificent location it occupies.The interior finishes are to the highest standards.Absolutely unique and exclusive location.  …see more

from $189 / night

$750 - $1191 / week

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from $189 / 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 $101 / night

$567 - $1031 / week

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from $101 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Honeyway Cottage, built in 1650, is a charming thatched cottage with a tranquil quality located in Whittlesey nr Peterborough Cambridgeshire, England.Honeyway Cottage is set along a quiet lane 5 minutes walk from the town centre. The Cottage has a lovely quiet garden ar  …see more

from $89 / night

$416 - $624 / week

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from $89 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Bunavoneader Vacation cottage rental

Isle of Harris / Bunavoneader

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Private garden
Sonas Cottage is beautifully situated, overlooking a sea loch and with the North Harris hills providing a spectacular backdrop. Perfect for those who enjoy hillwalking as well as those who prefer to take in the scenery from an armchair.Purpose built for couples,  …see more

from $177 / night

$693 - $1235 / week

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from $177 / night

(18) Excellent 

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North East Italy Vacation apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is ideally situated in the old town of Riva, close to the lake and a short stroll from the many bars and restaurants of the town. The spacious and light accommodation provides ample sized bedrooms which can be made into either double or twin rooms at your  …see more

from $152 / night

$1008 - $1764 / week

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from $152 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Denbigh/Flint/Conwy with golf nearby

Llandudno / Penrhynside

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Self Catering Holiday Cottage in Llandudno, North Wales - "The Queen of Welsh Resorts". The Cottage is situated in one of the best locations in Llandudno on a private road serving only 2 other properties making it feel as though you are a million miles  …see more

from $120 / night

$756 - $1071 / week

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from $120 / night

(14) Very Good 

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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

(47) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
Perched on beautiful Shapridge Hill at the end of a quiet track, Wren Cottage which is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the large wildlife garden enjoys stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Footpaths lead f  …see more

from $61 / night

$321 - $484 / week

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from $61 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Welcome to Casa San Tommaso. A beautifully renovated 2 bedroom apartment in Praiano, situated in the heart of the world renowned Amalfi coast. Located only 7 km's from the glamorous Positano and a mere 6km's from the former sea power Amalfi, if peace, tranquility or a r  …see more

from $70 / night

$504 - $1172 / week

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from $70 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.  …see more

from $95 / night

$530 - $750 / week

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from $95 / 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 $82 / night

$479 - $756 / week

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from $82 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Ben View, in the hamlet of Inveralligin is a spacious detached home occupying a stunning loch side location. A large walled garden backs straight onto the shores of Upper Loch Torridon and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains can be appreciated from throughou  …see more

from $158 / night

$756 - $1638 / week

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from $158 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Car not necessary
Porth Gwel is just minutes walk from the centre of the historic town of Falmouth. This lovely compact apartment is perfect for couples. No 5. Porth Gwel is on the second (or top floor) and has a welcoming and contemporary feel and offers light, airy accommodation wit  …see more

from $76 / night

$504 - $819 / week

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from $76 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Glenhinnisdal

Isle of Skye / Glenhinnisdal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
**TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner**Purpose built first floor holiday apartment. Kingsize bedroom and twin bedroom with ample room for a travel cot. Situated in the quite township of Glenhinnisdal, just 10 miles from the island capital of Por  …see more

from $101 / night

$517 - $731 / week

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from $101 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin rental

Rathdrum / Greenane

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Four star graded by Bord Fáilte, the property has everything you could wish for in a self-catering property. Two ensuite bedrooms, double sofa bed, sleeps 6 (maximum 4 adults) Kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, washer dryer, satellite TV, DVD player and DVD librar  …see more

from $114 / night

$504 - $630 / week

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from $114 / night

(14) Excellent 

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St Monans Vacation cottage rental

Fife / St Monans

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Rockslea has the one of the best locations in St Monans with views out over the Firth of Forth and the local harbour, where there is always life and activity. Set on the sea front and on the Fife Coastal path with unobstructed views over the Firth of Forth, Rockslea is  …see more

from $120 / night

$599 - $882 / week

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from $120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Stanton Vacation lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
One of just two stunning contemporary, eco lodges, decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing getaway. For when you're eating in, the well-equipped kitchen will keep a creative cook happy, with dining area  …see more

from $75 / night

$302 - $629 / week

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from $75 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Absolute beach font villa with al luxury and private staff for your housekeeping and cooking wishes. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden you will be able to relax in one of the Bale's (typical balinese relax hut) or plunch in the infinity swimming pool . As the fr  …see more

from $106 / night

$740 - $1965 / week

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from $106 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Golden Cross

East Sussex / Golden Cross

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 16 mi
  • Private garden
Honeymoon Cottage, Private Luxury Hot Tub, A Romantic holiday Cottage. A brand new conversion, quaint brick cottage, private deck with hot tub. Contemporary decoration with character beams along with modern facilities and appliances. Ideal location for romantic weekend  …see more

from $152 / night

$756 - $945 / week

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from $152 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Vacation home in Brittas Bay

County Wicklow / Brittas Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
This wonderful detached house with WIFI is in a gated development has it's own fully enclosed private garden and deck. There are three on-site tennis courts, a football pitch and a club house with table tennis. Brittas Bay Park itself is a 500m walk from Brittas Bay B  …see more

from $86 / night

$428 - $962 / week

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from $86 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Cullen

Moray / Cullen

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage is a traditional period cottage superbly located in a prime elevated site with stunning, unobstructed sea views overlooking Cullen Bay in the Royal Burgh of Cullen, a charming and historic fishing village on the Moray Firth in Scotland.  …see more

from $114 / night

$788 - $1071 / week

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from $114 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Chideock Vacation cottage rental

Bridport / Chideock

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Sleeps 4 or 6 - see below. Stable Cottage has been converted from what was the former stable of Midlands Farm. It is a self catering and well equipped cottage set at the centre of the world heritage Jurassic Coast and is an Area Of Natural Beauty. With the Tack Room (  …see more

from $108 / night

$624 - $990 / week

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from $108 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne Vacation home rental

Charente / Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Swimming pool
A charming family house in what is officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, sleeping 14 adults/children, with an additional 3 cots for infants. Perfect entertaining space for large extended families or groups of friends, with flexible accommodation organ  …see more

from $252 / night

$1449 - $3339 / week

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from $252 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Descartes Vacation gite accommodation

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Le Potager is the smaller of our two gites at La Belardiere. So called because it overlooks the vegetable garden, Le Potager enjoys a pretty walled patio leading to its own private garden, benefiting from the shade of a large walnut tree (which can be very welcome in th  …see more

from $95 / night

$498 - $1260 / week

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from $95 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation barn rental

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 59 mi
  • Private garden
Mullion Barn is an early 17th Century Grade 2 listed barn, quietly positioned in the village of Hesset. It has a wealth of period features including wonderful oak stud walls and the survival of a fully intact diamond Mullion window. This traditional picturesque villag  …see more

from $101 / night

$504 - $769 / week

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from $101 / 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 $101 / night

$681 - $1260 / week

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from $101 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Vacation home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Bankfield House, is a large Edwardian House set in it's own grounds on the South Lakes Peninsula overlooking the shifting sands of the stunning Morecambe Bay. Situated in a village called Allithwaite just a mile from Cartmel and the Lake District National Park where pe  …see more

from $164 / night

$1008 - $2142 / week

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from $164 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Parkend Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Parkend

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Deanfield Coach House is in the heart of the magnificent historic Forest of Dean, in the village of Parkend, this characterful Visit England 4 star gold property combines superb modern comfort with lovely original features, it backs onto cycle/walking trails and the Nag  …see more

from $142 / night

$555 - $1273 / week

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from $142 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal ski apartment to rent.

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which inclu  …see more

from $198 / night

$1389 - $4005 / week

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from $198 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation home with shared pool in Blaye

Gironde / Blaye

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The property is a more than 100 years old small chateau, oroginally wine producing. An old barn has been newly renovated with a great sense of charm and demand of high quality. We offer a vacation in a quiet charming village, next to the vineyard in a beautiful region w  …see more

from $94 / night

$657 - $775 / week

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from $94 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Child friendly
This is a large 2 bedroom ground floor apartment; that can accommodate 4 and a baby. Situated in beautiful wooded Pleasant Valley about 10 minutes walk from Wiseman's Bridge beach and the Pembrokeshire Coastal path. Close to Saundersfoot and Amroth. There is a l  …see more

from $60 / night

$410 - $876 / week

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from $60 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge Vacation cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Accommodation: Named as one of the Top 50 UK holiday cottages in 2016 by the Guardian Newspaper, Eller How House is the self-contained West wing of an architect designed Regency Country house. There are many quirky and unusual features, from the ornate plasterwork in th  …see more

from $171 / night

$1040 - $1632 / week

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from $171 / night

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