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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 cottage in Winchcombe

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
Anvil Cottage is a lovely one bedroom self-catering holiday cottage located in the heart of Winchcombe. This quirky holiday cottage makes a great base for a short break or longer holiday whilst exploring the Cotswolds. The cottage is well equipped - we hope to offer eve  …see more

from $75 / night

$500 - $625 / week

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from $75 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our family run holiday cottage situated in the popular lakeland town of Keswick is ideal for exploring the delights of the Lake District. The house is within walking distance to the main high street with a diverse selection of restaurants, pubs and bakeries to choose fr  …see more

from $82 / night

$375 - $813 / week

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from $82 / 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 $113 / night

$457 - $1057 / week

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from $113 / night

(50) 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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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

(5) Excellent 

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Vacation home in New Galloway

New Galloway / St Johns Town of Dalry

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 mi
  • Child friendly
Lochinvar holiday Lodge is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in a stunning location on the banks of its own 85 acre loch ( fly fishing available to guests) in the heart of the Glenkens. Centrally located for the 7 stanes mountain bike centres and on a nati  …see more

from $138 / night

$813 - $1988 / week

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from $138 / night

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Vacation home in Trearddur Bay

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 mi
  • Child friendly
Hafn is a wonderful old family house in the most spectacular position on the corner of the headland with amazing views from every room. The house, which was built in the 1930's is full of original features and is full of character . It is well equipped and has t  …see more

from $200 / night

$1125 - $2500 / week

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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

(30) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Lochinver

Lochinver / Baddidarrach

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 mi
  • Child friendly
Waterloo House is a luxurious highland lodge nestled on the hillside within Baddidarrach, overlooking the small fishing village of Lochinver. The lodge boasts stunning panoramic views which include, the 5 peaks of Assynt mountain range (Ben More Assynt, Canisp, Conival,  …see more

from $157 / night

$938 - $5125 / week

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from $157 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Tarbert

Isle of Harris / Tarbert

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Located in West Tarbert, Kelpie Cottage is a traditional cottage in a central location, just a stone's throw from Tarbert's amenities, including shops, hotels, restaurants, cafés, public transport and or course the ferry terminal! With the ferry termin  …see more

from $88 / night

$494 - $744 / week

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from $88 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Waternish

Waternish / Lusta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 mi
  • Child friendly
This beautiful 18th century cottage has a large garden across from the terrace that extends right down to the shore, a wonderful place from where to watch the famous Waternish sunsets: a majestic seascape with the backdrop of the Western Isles dotted like jewels along t  …see more

from $124 / night

$619 - $775 / week

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from $124 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
No.1 The Square is a deceptively spacious, three bedroomed, Grade II listed, Cotswolds holiday cottage, just three miles from the beautiful market town of Stow on the Wold, in the peaceful village of Upper Slaughter. The cottage provides self catering holiday accommodat  …see more

from $148 / night

$838 - $1488 / week

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from $148 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Allscott Vacation barn rental

Telford / Allscott

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ideally situated for taking advantage of Shrewsbury, Telford and North Shropshire attractions, or for a quiet working base, The Stables is a tasteful and homely conversion of the courtyard stables to Allscott House. Near to the National Trust property at Attingham Park  …see more

from $57 / night

$375 - $463 / week

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from $57 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
The Lodge is some 4 miles inland from the small friendly town of Ballycastle which has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. It is in a rural location, beside a National Cycle Route. It is the ideal hideaway for those seeking to step aside from the hurly-burly of  …see more

from $75 / night

$313 - $407 / week

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from $75 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage in Allendale

Hexham / Allendale

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Commanding panoramic rural views across the North Pennines this 16th century cottage was once the granary of this environmentally sensitive farm. Situated in the peaceful North Pennines numerous footpaths and the coast to coast cycle route are within easy reach. The cot  …see more

from $82 / night

$500 / week

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from $82 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The Robins is a cosy retreat for couples or small families who love the countryside. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with walks from the door, a large garden and a pub/restaurant across the road, this could offer that relaxing escape you need.Originally built over  …see more

from $82 / night

$338 - $475 / week

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from $82 / night

(24) Excellent 

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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

(18) Very Good 

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Vacation cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Tideswell

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
Cross View is an attractive, comfortably modernised cottage, which accommodates up to 6 people. It comprises a spacious lounge-dining room, well-equipped kitchen-breakfast room, two large bedrooms, bathroom, conservatory and garden. The lounge has exposed beams and  …see more

from $138 / night

$413 - $675 / week

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from $138 / night

(43) Very Good 

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Vacation apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
This 1st floor apartment is located on the seafront directly opposite the beach & within easy walking distance of both Hastings & St Leonards town centers, & mainline train stations. Beautiful contemporary decor with large light airy living area & balcon  …see more

from $100 / night

$563 - $719 / week

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from $100 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Grantown-on-Spey

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Elegant House in Grantown-on-SpeySituated in the beautiful tree-lined Square in Grantown-on-Spey, 11 The Square is an elegant holiday house sleeping up to six people. This Grade II listed Georgian townhouse is ideally suited for families or groups and combines fresh  …see more

from $119 / night

$688 - $1125 / week

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from $119 / 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 $138 / night

$438 - $725 / week

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from $138 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Fairford

Cotswolds / Fairford

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wool Cottage is located in the Cotswold market town of Fairford. It has just been beautifully restored to a high standard and is now a charming self catering retreat. The downstairs area is spacious and light and most importantly - comfortable and welcoming. Upstairs  …see more

from $113 / night

$494 - $750 / week

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from $113 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation barn in Woodbridge

Suffolk / Woodbridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 24 mi
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
PEACE AND TRANQUILITY, thats what you will experience if you book a stay at Owls Nest .In fact many of our guests comment on the beautiful idilic location as soon as they arrive. This first floor accommodation is accessible via an external wooden staircase. The accommo  …see more

from $65 / night

$393 - $587 / week

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from $65 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Corton Vacation villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Swimming pool
Owned and managed by Marlane and Graham Carter one self-catering villa located at Waterside Park on Corton clifftops, near Lowestoft in Suffolk. Special discounts for Feb half term holidays, please contact us for details New from May 2014 the pool has a roof making it  …see more

from $63 / night

$319 - $749 / week

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from $63 / 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

$475 - $775 / week

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from $82 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Gargunnock Vacation cottage rental

Stirling / Gargunnock

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Charming cottage nestled down a long drive, by the banks of the river Forth. Complete with private fishing, riverside dining, equestrian holiday facilities, a river view hot tub and stunning games room. Plenty to do, a perfect luxury setting for the whole family. The pr  …see more

from $188 / night

$1000 - $1875 / week

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from $188 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Dornie Vacation home rental

Lochalsh / Dornie

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Burnside Lodge is a modern glass-fronted property in a spectacular loch-side location, guests feel as if they are part of the landscape of mountain and loch.The house sleeps up to 8 adults in 4 bedrooms. 3 of the bedrooms can be set up as either twin bed  …see more

from $168 / night

$1032 - $1750 / week

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from $168 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Pet friendly
Peacefully set on the banks of the River Lark, this dog friendly detached Scandinavian style lodge lies in a quiet marina teaming with fish and natural wildlife.River Lark Lodge boasts unrivalled views on the Marina with views of the Lake and fen as well as  …see more

from $119 / night

$613 - $848 / week

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from $119 / night

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Vacation log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
SECLUDED LUXURY SELF CATERING LOG CABIN ON WORKING FARM• Beautiful American log home built from solid pine logs to a high quality finish and unusual hexagonal design.• Single cabin in a unique, secluded woodland setting, enjoying uninterrupted views ac  …see more

from $88 / night

$438 - $829 / week

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from $88 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Vacation home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
68 yardie is a traditional stone fishermans cottage in the conservation area of Yardie in Buckie which has been fully renovated to the highest standard set on the edge of the Moray Firth with views to die for. if its a short hide away or a long break away from it al  …see more

from $75 / night

$475 / week

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from $75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Penrith

Eden District / Penrith

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The house is in the peaceful and quiet village of Greystoke, well situated for exploring the beauty of the Lake District and Eden Valley. The village has a small friendly pub, a well-stocked shop/ post office, a beautiful church and in the summer months, an outdoor pool  …see more

from $88 / night

$375 - $813 / week

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from $88 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Connel

Oban / Connel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Ask about children
Achaleven Byre is a self catering apartment situated in the village of Connel, approx 5 miles from Oban. Fully equipped, recently converted byre. Modern, comfortable, ideal for couple and family with children who enjoy the countryside. Sleeps 2-4,Comprising of:  …see more

from $82 / night

$494 - $707 / week

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from $82 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Kirkcolm

Dumfries and Galloway / Kirkcolm

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child friendly
Dundream winner of best accommodation provider in west regional Scottish Thistle Awards 2016/17 is situated in the unspoiled, rugged, North Rhins of Galloway in South West Scotland with spectacular sea views to the Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland and Arran. Dundream  …see more

from $250 / night

$1750 / week

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from $250 / night

(42) 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 $107 / night

$469 - $1757 / week

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from $107 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Matfield Vacation cottage rental

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Matfield

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Accommodation description Escape to the countryside with footpaths on the doorstep, yet still be within a short drive (or take a taxi) of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its restaurants and live jazz at The Pantiles during the long lazy summer evenings, or toast your toes b  …see more

from $82 / night

$563 - $1202 / week

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from $82 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vacation bungalow in Lydney

Forest of Dean / Lydney

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Forge Cottage in the Forest of Dean is situated in a peaceful courtyard setting adjacent to our other cottages. South facing, it has a lovely sunny aspect with views down the courtyard to 'The Paddock' picnic and play area beyond where whole families can enjoy  …see more

from $62 / night

$350 - $663 / week

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from $62 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Ludlow

Shropshire / Ludlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Our old town house is a 'home from home' for the many guests that stay here. Recent refurbishments, which enhance the historic features, are to a high and comfortable standard. Behind the house is a charming enclosed secluded garden; a lovely sun trap. The hou  …see more

from $95 / night

$488 - $688 / week

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from $95 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
This carefully renovated 18th-century cottage has its own walled terrace and small herb garden, leading to a paddock within a secluded part of the grounds of the owner's home. Scenic local drives/walks overlooking the Vale of Llangollen and the River Dee, with stea  …see more

from $75 / night

$375 - $488 / week

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from $75 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Maentwrog Vacation cottage rental

Gwynedd / Maentwrog

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This ancient stone cottage, known as "The Boathouse" and now restored to modern standards with spacious high ceiling living areas, is in the middle of a large private woodland in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, traffic-free with access via a woodland  …see more

from $75 / night

$325 - $957 / week

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from $75 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Chichester

West Sussex / Chichester

6 13 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Child friendly
Kinderhook is a beautiful house perfect for Holiday letting and weekend breaks near Chichester. The coastal village of Birdham is 3 miles from the beaches,on the coastal path and next to Chichester & Birdham Marinas A walk to the end of the lane is the family fri  …see more

from $464 / night

$2375 - $3250 / week

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from $464 / night

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