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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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Vacation lodge rental

Powys / Machynlleth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Tan y Coed, Welsh for under the trees,is situated just a 2 minute walk away from the Plas Dolguog Hotel, less than a mile outside of Machynlleth and right in the middle of the Dyfi Valley, and just up river from the RSPB Ynysir Wildlife Reserve as featured on BBC's  …see more

from $88 / night

$482 - $813 / week

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from $88 / night

(41) Excellent 

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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 $53 / night

$407 - $744 / week

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from $53 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Cotmore Vacation barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Appletree Cottage, completed in May 2015, is our third and last farm building conversion at Cotmore Farm. It has the same stylish layout as the TripAdvisor award-winning Barn at Cotmore Farm, and the same level of finish: two large slate-floored bedrooms on the ground f  …see more

from $132 / night

$594 - $1188 / week

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from $132 / night

(29) 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 $88 / night

$425 - $594 / week

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from $88 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Littlestone-on-Sea Vacation studio rental

Kent / Littlestone

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
Paddock House Studio ,Grand Parade ,is situated on the seafront of Littlestone with views of the sea. Near to New Romney, Littlestone Golf Course, Dungeness Bird Reserve, NRHD Minature Railway and Lydd Airport. This accommodation has be updated in March 2016 with lovel  …see more

from $44 / night

$322 / week

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from $44 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stob Binnein is a bright and roomy modern cottage that looks out over private gardens across Loch Dochart to the castle ruin on the island and pleasant walks along the old dismantled railway line. This elegant modern cottage has been built specifically for larger group  …see more

from $328 / night

$1244 - $1625 / week

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from $328 / night

(45) Excellent 

21

Vacation home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 mi
  • Child friendly
Heatherlea has three bedrooms to accommodate six people, 1 double, 1 king & 1 twin, plus a travel cot with mattress (please bring your own cot bedding). Master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, sink and toilet. With views over Morecambe Bay. King room has a 3  …see more

from $82 / night

$425 - $663 / week

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from $82 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Cottage accommodation in Stirling

Stirling / Stirling

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Stunning, newly renovated two-bedroomed cottage with amazing panoramic views of Stirling Castle, National Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills situated on a working arable and pedigree beef farm, on the edge of the historic city of Stirling. Our location is perfect for  …see more

from $107 / night

$500 - $1019 / week

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from $107 / night

(26) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This fully refurbished apartment is situated in the peaceful village of Silkstone Common next to the Dove Valley trail and Throstlenest Equestrian Centre. Set in a quiet corner on the edge of a lovely village with great access to the Trans Pennine Trail, the Peak Dist  …see more

from $82 / night

$375 - $775 / week

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from $82 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Ingleton

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Ingleton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Built in 2004 by local tradesmen, this lovely 1 bedroom stone cottage, sits at the top of Ingleton High Street, with all the local amenities literally on the doorstep. Merlin Cottage provides first class accommodation at a modest price. Perfect for 2 people, the cot  …see more

from $64 / night

$319 - $513 / week

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from $64 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Crow's nest Cottage is a traditional Grade 2 fisherman's cottage, situated harbour side, with magnificant views of the harbour. The Cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard, retaining many original features, and tastefully decorated and furnished  …see more

from $82 / night

$500 - $750 / week

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from $82 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Ullapool

Scottish Highlands / Ullapool

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Holly Cottage is very quaint and traditional but with many modern comforts. It is centrally located within the thriving community of Ullapool and is also ideally situated for exploring the Northwest Highlands. Holly cottage has a dining kitchen, living room, sunroom and  …see more

from $88 / night

$438 - $625 / week

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from $88 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Settle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Fancy a break? Victoria Cottage SettleWhy not visit our luxury holiday cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, our 'home from home'. Victoria cottage is situated in Upper Settle, a beautiful historic market town. Whether your stay is long or short our  …see more

from $113 / night

$563 - $813 / week

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from $113 / night

(42) 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
Perched on a sunny hillside at the end of a quiet track, Robin Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. The cottage is a haven of peace and tranquility and enjoys stunning views over a beautiful river valley. Footpaths lead from the front door onto a vast network of F  …see more

from $72 / night

$344 - $515 / week

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from $72 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Vacation farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This traditional Lakeland farmhouse sits nestled on the southern slopes of Blencathra in a quiet rural setting just outside the village of Threlkeld. The location in the heart of the Lake District National Park is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, though the property  …see more

from $127 / night

$638 - $1775 / week

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from $127 / 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 $107 / night

$713 - $1250 / week

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from $107 / night

(109) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $100 / night

$488 - $850 / week

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from $100 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly refurbished 3 bedroom holiday cottage in the rural countryside setting of East Sussex with views over adjoining fields and woodland, The property is accessed from meres lane between Five Ashes and the historic village of Mayfield and is situated down a long driv  …see more

from $119 / night

$813 - $1119 / week

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from $119 / night

(49) 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 $42 / night

$269 - $350 / week

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from $42 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis Vacation home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 mi
  • Child friendly
The house is the ideal base for exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia national Park. You can walk down to the beautiful LLyn Padarn Country Park and enjoy the watersports or the children can feed the ducks or enjoy the play area. Also within walking distance is the fa  …see more

from $113 / night

$619 - $1057 / week

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from $113 / 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 $113 / night

$619 - $700 / week

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from $113 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The Cottage is an original 17th century farm workers cottage which still retains original features and character, but now also benefits from full central heating, a 'living flame fire' in the lounge and an ensuite shower room. Quietly situated in its own enclo  …see more

from $52 / night

$298 - $488 / week

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from $52 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Glenarm

Glenarm / Glenarm

4 6 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Ask about children
This modern bungalow is located in the beautiful coastal village of Glenarm in the picturesque Glens of Antrim. This cosy house is tastefully furnished with all mod cons offering a pretty enclosed BBQ patio area to the rear and commands stunning views to the front, from  …see more

from $75 / night

$438 - $563 / week

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from $75 / 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 $132 / night

$563 - $1063 / week

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from $132 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage with golf nearby in Snainton

Scarborough / Snainton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 14 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
NEWLY LISTED 14TH JULY 2014 Welcome to Haven Cottage, an idyllic two bedroom holiday cottage located in the quaint village of Snainton, just a few miles from the popular seaside resort of Scarborough. If you're looking for a holiday or short break in Scarborough  …see more

from $58 / night

$332 - $682 / week

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from $58 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Bradpole

Bridport / Bradpole

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Daisy Cottage is situated in a quiet and peaceful location, and not too far away from amenities. Within a 5 minute drive you can reach the market town of Bridport and with 10 minutes the Beautiful Jurassic coastline.Daisy cottage has a modern spacious open plan  …see more

from $138 / night

$450 - $1188 / week

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from $138 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Beautiful self catering holiday cottage location in the glorious countryside near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. The cottage, which sleeps up to four, features a spacious bedroom with a large linked king size double bed - which can also be separated into two single beds. Furth  …see more

from $75 / night

$525 - $700 / week

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from $75 / 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 $94 / night

$525 - $688 / week

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from $94 / night

(26) 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 $157 / night

$750 - $1625 / week

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from $157 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Georgeham

Braunton / Georgeham

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to Jamie, Georgeham, a hideaway from home. A beautiful semi detached 2 bedroom bungalow nestled in the idyllic village of Georgeham, less than 2 miles away from North Devon's famous golden sandy beaches. We can accommodate up to 6 people and pets are welcom  …see more

from $113 / night

$494 - $994 / week

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from $113 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour Vacation apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Car not necessary
With new furnishings for 2016 and benefiting from private parking, Cove View is an immaculately presented apartment, perfectly situated just a couple of minutes' walk from Ilfracombe's picturesque sea-front and scenic harbour. Superbly appointed with contempor  …see more

from $94 / night

$469 - $813 / week

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from $94 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude-Stratton / Widemouth Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Unwind and relax in the Granary, a detached upside down cottage with private garden and spacious acommodation only 2 minutes drive from the wide open space of Widemouth Bay with its surfing and famous rock pools,voted by children as one of the best in England. Bude is a  …see more

from $113 / night

$438 - $1032 / week

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from $113 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
*NB Only week long bookings are considered for the North West 200* A modern well equipped apartment with an unforgettable view of the North Antrim Coastline. Registered and certified by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board annually. Situated on the first floor in a quie  …see more

from $82 / night

$613 - $750 / week

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from $82 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Vacation studio rental

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

Studio 2 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Ask about children
  • Private garden
The chalet is a warm wooden chalet overlooking Kilmartin Glen adjoining a well established garden, which you are invited to enjoy. On arrival enter the chalet via the external staircase to the open plan living area and mezzanine sleeping area. There is a double bed an  …see more

from $57 / night

$375 - $438 / week

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from $57 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire / Milford Haven

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
A well-appointed and newly renovated first floor apartment, with balcony, overlooking the bustling and vibrant Milford Haven Marina. The apartment offers a real sense of home from home with two double bedrooms, an open plan living area, and all the amenities and comfort  …see more

from $100 / night

$563 - $750 / week

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from $100 / night

(27) Excellent 

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St Keverne Vacation cottage rental

Helston / St Keverne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 mi
  • Child friendly
Palm Cottage has always been a second home for the owners, so although the house is ready for your arrival and immaculately clean it has a warmth to it, from the carefully chosen interiors to the garage packed with beach toys for the children. There is a tastefully fur  …see more

from $113 / night

$425 - $1082 / week

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(25) Excellent 

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Home rental in Hawkhurst with golf nearby

Kent / Hawkhurst

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 28 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Barnfield House is a light-filled, warm and well equipped family home on the edge of Hawkhurst village, with stunning countryside views from most rooms. Accommodation is spread over three floors, with the ground floor devoted to common living areas, five bedrooms and th  …see more

from $413 / night

$1650 - $2450 / week

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from $413 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment with golf nearby in Malvern Wells

Malvern Hills / Malvern Wells

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
This smart, cosy apartment is close to Great Malvern (spa town with theatre/cinema, shops, restaurants) which can be reached by foot, bus or car. The apartment is located in a beautiful area overlooking the Three Counties Show Ground, and views of over 40 miles. The his  …see more

from $82 / night

$494 - $788 / week

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from $82 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Bradford-on-Avon Vacation cottage rental

Wiltshire / Bradford-on-Avon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Bridge Cottage has been recently renovated and restored and now offers charming accommodation in the centre of town. The Cottage has been lovingly decorated and furnished to create a cosy holiday home, perfect for families or couples. All furnishings have been carefull  …see more

from $124 / night

$624 - $869 / week

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from $124 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 $188 / night

$744 - $1182 / week

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from $188 / night