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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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4,064 Vacation rentals

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Pine Marten is a Scandinavian style 3 bedroom lodge that sits directly on the River Tilt and offers spectacular views and genuine home quality and comfort. . We purchased the lodge as our family holiday home in 2013 and fully refurbished, decorated and furnished the  …see more

from $102 / night

$635 - $1270 / week

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from $102 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 mi
  • Child friendly
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from $115 / night

$826 - $1016 / week

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from $115 / 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 $102 / night

$572 - $1039 / week

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(45) 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 $83 / night

$496 - $629 / week

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from $83 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • 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 bedrooms, 1 doubl  …see more

from $127 / night

$699 - $1143 / week

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from $127 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Property extensively upgraded February / March 2015. New Kitchen, Woodburner, Furniture & oak floor.This is a beautiful little cottage in the picturesque village of Kingsbarns. The property is ideal for a family holiday or equally would make a great base for golfers wis  …see more

from $83 / night

$483 - $762 / week

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from $83 / night

(28) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This delightful, Cotswold stone house makes a perfect base for a family or group of friends. Birch House is quietly situated, just four minutes' stroll from the Market Square inns & restaurants and is ideal if you enjoy going out for a meal and do not want the worr  …see more

from $185 / night

$1074 - $2223 / week

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from $185 / 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 $83 / night

$407 - $813 / week

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from $83 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ardnamurchan Peninsula Vacation cottage rental

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 mi
  • Child friendly
Salen Cottage Is an old stone Cottage built about 1853 and has been recently restored to provide superb holiday accommodation.The Cottage is in the village of Salen which is a small west Highland village beside the sea. Salen has a lovely hotel which provides excellent  …see more

from $83 / night

$483 - $572 / week

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from $83 / 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 $115 / night

$604 - $686 / week

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from $115 / night

(60) Excellent 

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Vacation bungalow in Pagham

Arun District / Pagham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Straight onto the beach! A beach-side bungalow converted from an early 1900's southern railway carriage, complete with etched glass and the old slam doors. Often described as quirky it has been extended to provide cozy accommodation, with an easy living, open plan  …see more

from $102 / night

$686 - $1270 / week

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from $102 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Marazion

Marazion / St Michael's Mount

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Property Description £100 NOW TAKEN OFF 11th and 18th JUNE. BE QUICK This beautifully presented ground floor apartment just yards from the sandy beach and sea has been designed to make a stay here a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience. BT INFINITY INTERNET WITH Wi-  …see more

from $115 / night

$566 - $1029 / week

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from $115 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 mi
  • Ask about children
Based in the centre of St Ives and 5 minutes down to Porthminster beach, the apartment is perfect for a couple looking for convenience. With a car parking space outside the apartment, the property allows easy access in and out of St Ives if you want to explore the area  …see more

from $102 / night

$407 - $858 / week

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(31) Excellent 

18

Vacation cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Milk House is a beautifully refurbished old dairy with wonderful views over our farmland and wood. It is within a few minutes of Erlestoke woods, the Salisbury Plain & the Erlestoke 18 hole Golf Club. Stonehenge, Bath, Salisbury & Marlborough are all within 30 minut  …see more

from $178 / night

$826 - $1143 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Ashford-in-the-Water Vacation cottage rental

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Rowdale cottages comprise of three adjacent cottages in the converted traditional stone farm buildings. the cottages sleep up to 12 guests in 5 bedrooms; there are also 5 bathrooms for convenience too. These spacious cottage can seat 12 guests for dining together and  …see more

from $432 / night

$3023 / week

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from $432 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
* Sandy Beach nearby * 5 Minutes beyond Skye Bridge * Spectacular sea views * Cosy en-suite rooms * Two Peaceful Lounges * Piano, books & games **** PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR GROUP SIZE/DATES **** Close to a sandy beach in the pe  …see more

from $159 / night

$877 - $1429 / week

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from $159 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Portaferry Vacation cottage rental

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
Bridge Cottage is a three bedroom detached property offering spacious, comfortable accommodation located on the spectacular Ards Peninsula which boasts a wealth of arts and crafts, fantastic local produce, history, heritage and natural beauty. Guests can enjoy all the b  …see more

from $69 / night

$477 - $629 / week

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from $69 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Vacation home in Darley Dale

Matlock / Darley Dale

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Thorncliffe House is situated in Darley Dale near Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It's ideally located to visit the numerous sights and attractions in the Peak District & Derbyshire Dales. Great for walkers and cyclists with secure storage for  …see more

from $127 / night

$635 - $1397 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 mi
  • Child friendly
Welcome to The Old Cowshed The Old Cowshed is situated in the centre of the Dale peninsula down a private drive and as its name suggests was once the Cowshed at the Butterhill estate in St Ishmaels. The spot is utterly tranquil and genuinely far from the maddening crow  …see more

from $77 / night

$502 - $1302 / week

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from $77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Stanton Vacation lodge rental

Suffolk / Stanton

1 2 3 nights min

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

from $75 / night

$304 - $634 / week

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from $75 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Whittlesey

Peterborough / Whittlesey

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from $89 / night

$420 - $629 / week

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from $89 / night

(104) 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 $102 / night

$496 - $864 / week

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from $102 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Edinbane Vacation studio rental

Isle of Skye / Edinbane

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Private garden
Situated next door to the main house, The Snug is set in it's own private grounds. From the Snug's large picture windows there are uninterrupted views of the stunning Trotternish Ridge and surrounding hills. During the summer months Golden Eagles can be seen and heard  …see more

from $101 / night

$703 - $792 / week

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(36) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in West Country

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from $77 / night

$508 - $826 / week

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from $77 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Narberth

Pembrokeshire / Narberth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 mi
  • Child friendly
TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD 2014 ***VISITWALES AWARD 5* APRIL 2016 The Barn at Swallowfield is a luxury holiday, self catering, four bedroom semi-detached converted barn, set in a fabulous rural location in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. The barn is ideal  …see more

from $191 / night

$883 - $1842 / week

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from $191 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Glencoe Village ski cottage to rent.

Glencoe / Glencoe Village

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
With views to the surrounding hills lies Ardachy Cottage. A lovely spacious and bright cottage for 4. The entrance hall with lots of storage leads onto the living room with recliner leather sofas, widescreen television with FreeSat, music centre with I-pod dock, DVD pla  …see more

from $121 / night

$477 - $807 / week

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from $121 / night

(39) 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 $73 / night

$350 - $524 / week

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from $73 / 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 $172 / night

$604 - $953 / week

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from $172 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 mi
  • Child friendly
The Apartment sits in Primrose Valley, a seemingly private stretch of Victorian villas that rises above Porthminster Beach to overlook St. Ives harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The accommodation was planned with discerning guests in mind. Originally part of a Victorian  …see more

from $191 / night

$756 - $2134 / week

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from $191 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Mitcheldean Vacation cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Mitcheldean

1 2 Min stay varies

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

from $61 / night

$323 - $488 / week

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from $61 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Stratford-upon-Avon Vacation lodge rental

Warwickshire / Stratford-upon-Avon

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A modern, fully equipped luxury lodge, with panoramic river views, a bird watchers and fishermans paradise, the south facing deck with it's patio furniture and swing is a perfect place to admire the view. Less than 1 mile to the pretty market town of Stratford  …see more

from $153 / night

$832 - $1137 / week

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from $153 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Vacation cottage rental

Cumbria / Lindale

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
One Fern Cottages is a real South Lakes gem. Nestled in the beautiful village of Lindale, the property dates back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare so one can only imagine the history that the oak beams must have seen! The cottage has two beamed  …see more

from $88 / night

$404 - $737 / week

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from $88 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Vacation apartment in Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from $96 / night

$534 - $756 / week

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from $96 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Vacation lodge in Suffolk

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 mi
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
** New from January 2016 - Smart TV with free Netflix Stunningly decorated and designed to a high standard, we think you will find everything you need for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday. If you're staying in, the kitchen contains all the equipment and facilit  …see more

from $126 / night

$634 - $761 / week

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from $126 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Portballintrae Vacation townhouse rental

Bushmills / Portballintrae

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach/lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 mi
  • Child friendly
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite. The large open plan lounge dining and kitchen areas has wonderful views over the green Antrim countryside.Dishwasher, washing machine / tumble dryer, microwave, heating and bedding included. Portba  …see more

from $83 / night

$572 - $1651 / week

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from $83 / night

(24) 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 $89 / night

$432 - $635 / week

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from $89 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Broadway Vacation cottage rental

Cotswolds / Broadway

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The Old Grocery is situated on the upper high street Broadway and has recently been refurbished (July 2014) to a very high level giving en-suites to each bedroom with one containing a roll-top bath. It has a large lounge and dining room and a good kitchen. We switch th  …see more

from $166 / night

$826 - $1029 / week

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from $166 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Vacation log cabin in Rhossili

Swansea County / Rhossili

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This detached log cabin is located on a quiet site in a rural location, half a mile from the centre of the picturesque village of Rhossili, (Britain's Best Beach 2013 as voted by TripAdvisor) on the Gower peninsula. This two bedroom log cabin is beautifully furnished a  …see more

from $127 / night

$667 - $1524 / week

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from $127 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Kelso

Borders / Kelso

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
FREE WI-FI, This property is all ground floor and has no stairs, it is a stone built old blacksmiths shop that has recently been fully converted and restored to a high standard to provide self catering accommodation. It has a brand new fully fitted kitchen with dual fu  …see more

from $445 / night

$1778 - $2667 / week

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from $445 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Blairgowrie Vacation cottage rental

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stella cottage is a luxury self catering villa located in the heart of scenic Perthshire, Scotland. Its peaceful location on the edge of the town of Blairgowrie, offers a secluded garden and parking area.Stella Cottage is fully furnished to an exceptionally comfortable  …see more

from $96 / night

$547 - $667 / week

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from $96 / night