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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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17,212 Vacation rentals

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Corsham

Wiltshire / Corsham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Grove Barn is a stunning new self-catering holiday home with probably the best views in Wiltshire. Set in the grounds of a beautiful 40-acre Cotswolds farm, Grove Barn looks out across the valley towards Bath. With three en-suite bedrooms, this spacious barn is finished  …see more

from $244 / night

$1098 - $2013 / week

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from $244 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ski

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from $108 / night

$728 - $1156 / week

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from $108 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart Vacation apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
This is an attractive second floor apartment, and is thirty metres from the sea with uninterrupted panoramic views of the surrounding coastline. It has been well furnished with two double bedrooms (one with ensuite), large kitchen / dining / living area and a bathroom.  …see more

from $92 / night

$513 - $732 / week

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from $92 / 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 $98 / night

$549 - $998 / week

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from $98 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The Apartment is located in a quiet yet easily accesible area. For skiing, both Obertraun and Gosau (for the Krippenstein and Dachstein West) are just 15 minutes away, while the beautiful lakes and World Heritage sites make the area a summer paradise, with the bathing  …see more

from $49 / night

$236 - $375 / week

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from $49 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • 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 be  …see more

from $122 / night

$793 - $1098 / week

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from $122 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Vacation studio in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ask about pets
The Pressing room is all one level: Lounge with beams and stone floors throughout, double bed ,dining area, kitchen, and shower room with toilet and basin. Gas fired central heating, wood burning stove and laundry service. Outside there is a patio with furniture, parki  …see more

from $86 / night

$287 - $604 / week

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from $86 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Elgin Vacation cottage rental

Moray / Elgin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Child friendly
The Bothy is a traditional stone building over 200 years old situated in the peace and tranquility of beautiful Moray. It has a single bedroom with double bed, easy chairs and plenty of room for a travel cot for those travelling with a young child, a kitchenette and ba  …see more

from $41 / night

$263 - $342 / week

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from $41 / night

(17) Excellent 

25

Semoussac Vacation gite rental

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 39 mi
  • Swimming pool
Quality conversion of a wine producing barn, the gite offers couples privacy, relaxation, views, large 4x6m all weather garden room (with full width, sliding glass doors), acre of garden, 11x5m swimming pool & all mod cons (aircon in bedroom) - with no booking fee!  …see more

from $61 / night

$397 - $915 / week

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from $61 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 mi
  • Pet friendly

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from $22 / night

$108 / week

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from $22 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Luxury Swiss Chalet in the pictureque resort of Grndelwald. The property was built in 2007 to a luxurious standard and has lots of space to accommodate 8 adults very comfortably across 4 large double bedrooms with fantastic mountain and glacier views. The Chalet is set  …see more

from $470 / night

$3416 / week

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from $470 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Heraklion Prefecture / Keratokampos

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $33 / night

$225 / week

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from $33 / night

(14) Excellent 

14

Cottage rental in Portpatrick with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The cottage underwent a major refurbishment in 2008 and we have put in place an ongoing care and maintenance programme. Solid oak floors throughout and other original features add to the character of this unique property.Number1 Dinvin Street accommodates a maxi  …see more

from $116 / night

$427 - $610 / week

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from $116 / night

(94) Excellent 

24

Barn rental in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
The Barn at Cotmore Farm is a newly built, reverse-level conversion situated in a small farm courtyard surrounded by 13 acres of pasture, orchards, woodland and gardens. It boasts stunning, airy interiors to the highest specifications: heated slate floors downstairs and  …see more

from $122 / night

$610 - $1281 / week

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from $122 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Allonby

Cumbria / Allonby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This former stables sits almost directly on the beach in Allonby on the Cumbria Coast (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Sister cottage to newly converted Porthole Cottage . Five star reviews for both cottages take a look at what our guests have said on Tripadviso  …see more

from $97 / night

$482 - $787 / week

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from $97 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Vacation villa with golf nearby in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Very spacious and bright, 150 m2 log home with WiFi. Fully equipped and comfortable, furnished to a very high standard. Modern kitchen and complimentary kitchen supplies, salt and pepper, sugar and spices (and more). What you find in the cupboards is yours while  …see more

from $257 / night

$1285 - $3168 / week

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from $257 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Newport -Trefdraeth

Pembrokeshire / Newport

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Child friendly
"Thank you Mark, this is the best cottage we have been in in thirty four years in Newport. We will almost certainly return next year after staying again in September." Jan and Ron - Liverpool - June 2015 Camelot is a conversion of a 300-year old slate-built  …see more

from $110 / night

$446 - $1031 / week

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from $110 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Oban

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Private garden
Cliff top cottage, stylish, comfortable & spacious accommodation for 4, with sea views from every room! Entrance hall with lots of storage and washing machine. Living room with leather couches and Freeview TV with DVD player and lots of rainy day DVD's, loca  …see more

from $129 / night

$549 - $1037 / week

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from $129 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Built in 2008, Luxurious Ski-in, ski-out, apartment, access to 265km of slopes, 18 hole golf course, Summer & Winter resort, Wellness & Fitness centre, Shops & restaurants, Pierre y vacances 4 star luxury development at the base of the French Alps with excel  …see more

from $157 / night

$1098 - $1830 / week

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from $157 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Vacation chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 mi
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from $192 / night

$610 - $891 / week

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from $192 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Skelwith Bridge Vacation 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
Moss Eccles is a cosy Alpine Style log cabin on the private Neaum Crag Estate, just above Skelwith Bridge and 3 miles from Ambleside. The cabin is set within a picturesque and secluded woodland estate, set on the fell side of Little Loughrigg. The cabin is almost at th  …see more

from $53 / night

$366 - $732 / week

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from $53 / 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 $110 / night

$580 - $659 / week

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from $110 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment accommodation

Roseland Peninsula / St Mawes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
Crow's Nest is called that for a good reason: the views from this unique apartment will make you feel on top of the world. Situated in the heart of St Mawes village, the top-floor apartment has panoramic sea views across St Mawes Bay to the unspolt National Trust  …see more

from $147 / night

$678 - $1580 / week

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from $147 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Lodge is a self contained property in the beautiful grounds of the historic Old Windmill, Inkberrow. This spacious property sleeps 4 people with 2 bed rooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed with an ensuite bathroom with shower. The second be  …see more

from $165 / night

$580 - $915 / week

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from $165 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Fife / St Andrews

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 mi
  • Child friendly
Spacious and contemporary ground floor apartment within a select luxury development situated in the Old Town Area of St Andrews and only minutes walk from the town centre. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite), bright open plan living area, all mod cons., private p  …see more

from $159 / night

$793 - $1184 / week

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from $159 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 mi
  • Child friendly
Freshly decorated for 2016, Escape cottage is picture postcard pretty. Minutes away from Llandudno's attractions yet tucked away so as to provide guests with their own little oasis. With new beds, kitchen & sofa's, styling is a beautiful mix of vintage fin  …see more

from $74 / night

$464 - $745 / week

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from $74 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A beautifully appointed studio apartment leading to a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for individuals, groups and families. <  …see more

from $31 / night

$183 - $610 / week

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from $31 / night

(61) 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 $104 / night

$696 - $1220 / week

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from $104 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Upper Largo Vacation cottage rental

Fife / Upper Largo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Copperfield is a detached, single storey, two bedroomed whitewashed cottage in the quiet conservation area of this lovely village. Much of the cottage has been renovated recently and is warm, inviting and very comfortable. It has a large well fitted kitchen and large co  …see more

from $110 / night

$452 - $830 / week

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from $110 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Kippen Vacation cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Garrique Cottage offers spacious and well equipped accommodation within easy reach of many of Scotland's most historic and scenic attractions. It is quiet and peaceful, with fantastic views, but close to good local pubs, cafes, and village shops. It has its own  …see more

from $110 / night

$604 - $970 / week

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from $110 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in La Cellette

Creuse / La Cellette

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Swimming pool
Charming renovated cottage sleeping up to 7 + cot. Fully equipped with all modern appliances inc UK freeview TV, French TV and free wifi. Above ground 5 metre pool. Very quiet location but within easy reach of Shops, golf course, fishing lakes and reservoirs, lakes w  …see more

from $74 / night

$488 - $641 / week

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from $74 / night

(46) 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 $82 / night

$488 - $604 / week

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from $82 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Yoxford

Saxmundham / Yoxford

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 13 mi
  • Child friendly
This charming red brick 18th century cottage is set in pretty gardens providing a quiet and peaceful retreat. It has achieved the Visit England 4STAR rating. There is a lovely patio with garden furniture and BBQ to be enjoyed. The sitting room with its traditional wood  …see more

from $63 / night

$336 - $519 / week

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from $63 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Deal

Kent / Deal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
This delightful, terraced Victorian cottage is wonderfully located in the centre of Walmer, just a few minutes walk from its attractive beach.Originally a fisherman's cottage, this charming Walmer holiday home has been lovingly renovated to offer light and spa  …see more

from $110 / night

$641 - $684 / week

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from $110 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Mayfield Vacation bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Games Barn, rated a 3 - star home by the AA, is situated in an extremely quiet location on a 30 acre working farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex . The farm has a small number of animals including cows, sheep, pigs ,  …see more

from $135 / night

$671 - $1037 / week

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from $135 / 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  …see more

from $110 / night

$488 - $610 / week

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(39) Very Good 

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Bognor Regis Vacation cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
St Judes Cottage is peacefully located at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private road. The rear of the property overlooks a bowling green, and there is a small courtyard garden to enjoy the summer sun. St Judes cottage is ideal for couples and families. Its location make  …see more

from $52 / night

$397 - $726 / week

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from $52 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Lot / Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly

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from $48 / night

$213 - $320 / week

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from $48 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Moffat Vacation cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Lazydays is a traditional 18th century, stone built, two-bedroom cottage located in the centre of Moffat close to both the market square and the peaceful riverside. The cottage is only a few minutes walk from an array of local shops, pubs, restaurants and amenities.  …see more

from $60 / night

$336 - $513 / week

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from $60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St Ives Vacation cottage rental

Cornwall / St Ives

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Primrose Cottage has recently under gone a renovation and is contemporary yet retaining much of its traditional charm. Located only a 3 minute walk from the Blue Flag beach of Porthmeor and 5 minutes from the extensive range of shops and restaurants in St Ives. The  …see more

from $104 / night

$610 - $1830 / week

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from $104 / night