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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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4,142 Vacation rentals

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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) 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

(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

(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

(14) Excellent 

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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

(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

(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 

28

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

(26) Excellent 

22

Bampton Vacation home rental

Penrith / Bampton

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rose Farm is a stunning 5 star, Gold award, 17th century large country house in a spectacular location with amazing views. Aga, roaring log fire and Free Wi-Fi that extends into the garden. This spacious, luxury, detached & secluded house has 4 large en-suite bedro  …see more

from $135 / night

$720 - $2928 / week

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from $135 / night

(31) Excellent 

33

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 

22

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) 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 $48 / night

$324 - $665 / week

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from $48 / 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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(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

(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

(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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(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

(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

(17) Excellent 

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Vacation townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In the heart of the pretty village of Thornhill, this charming terraced house offers a home from home within easy walking distance of shops, pubs and hotels. The house is warm and welcoming, ideal for a sporting or relaxed holiday in a beautiful rural area. Activities  …see more

from $122 / night

$488 - $915 / week

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from $122 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Vacation home 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
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Pet friendly
A delightful property in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland; sitting in a pretty village within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park. It is ideal for a romantic break, an activity filled holiday or a place to simply relax and enjoy all the amenities that  …see more

from $80 / night

$464 - $574 / week

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from $80 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

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

(14) Excellent 

22

Vacation cottage rental

Marazion / Trescowe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Cottage is a rural retreat in an area of outstanding beauty, nestled away in 'hidden Cornwall'. Located on the fringes of the Natural Trust's Godolphin Estate. Only 7 miles from Penzance and 4 from Marazion (St Micheals Mount), you are hidden awa  …see more

from $116 / night

$482 - $879 / week

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from $116 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
Built in 2009 this is a contemporary ECO property of approx 200sq m boasting uninterrupted panoramic sea views from its elevated position, yet is only a short walk from the award winning beach! With your own balcony you can enjoy al fresco dining and watch the fishing b  …see more

from $153 / night

$1037 - $1708 / week

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from $153 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Child friendly
This one bedroom cottage has been tastefully converted from former outbuildings of the owner's 17th Century Grade II Listed house. It is fitted out to a high standard with comfortable accommodation to suit a short break or a longer stay, providing a welcoming home-  …see more

from $135 / night

$427 - $708 / week

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from $135 / night

(65) Excellent 

28

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 $80 / night

$391 - $781 / week

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from $80 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Vacation home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle  …see more

from $79 / night

$547 - $879 / week

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from $79 / night

(106) 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 $98 / night

$476 - $830 / week

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from $98 / night

(58) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Child friendly
New Abbey village is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart o  …see more

from $72 / night

$427 - $545 / week

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from $72 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Vacation barn rental

Leek / Bradnop

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A detached Barn conversion in the grounds of the owners property, in a beautiful tranquil rural location in Bradnop,in the Staffordshire Peak District, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.Enjoy its amenities along wi  …see more

from $110 / night

$525 - $891 / week

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from $110 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Troutbeck Vacation lodge rental

Lake District / Troutbeck

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Badger's Way Lodge is a wonderful place to stay, whatever the time of year! There is so much to do here - both for children and adults and our visiting badgers are a wonderful bonus! They arrive every evening, for supper on the decking!Our lodge is perfect for all  …see more

from $121 / night

$846 / week

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from $121 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Porthtowan

Porthtowan / Sandy Cove

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Child friendly
Mortreth is a modern, spacious 3-bedroom end row cottage in the seaside village of Porthtowan, just 5 minutes off the A30. It is a short walk from the beach and the village's many amenities. With a balcony overlooking the bay Mortreth is a modern open plan  …see more

from $104 / night

$458 - $1715 / week

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from $104 / night