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Whether house-hunting, temporarily relocating for business or looking for a change of scenery in a peaceful country retreat, make yourself at home with an extended stay in a luxury private home rental.

A holiday needn't just be for Christmas – or Easter, or summer for that matter. Some guests prefer to settle in for the long haul, selecting one of our luxury homes sourced from locations far and wide across the UK and Ireland. We've searched the most far-flung corners to bring you homes that are equipped with everything you could possibly need; and if they just happen to have a hot tub, swimming pool or tennis court, then so much the better for your extended stay. These homes come with a word of warning however, you may never want to leave.

Our large family and dog-friendly properties have room for everyone, some with annexe accommodation in case the grandparents are invited too. In sought-after coast and country locations, we've tracked down luxury retreats near some of Britain's best private schools for parents considering relocating, or for visiting academics seeking respite on short-term contracts. For couples and solo guests, there are hand-picked boltholes awaiting your company. Speak to our Homestay Specialists who can tailor-make your long-let break.

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Little Bear

Little Bear

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Acres upon acres of bluebell-swathed woodland provides the heart-stirring backdrop for this enchanted hideaway in the heart of the Weald Downlands in West Sussex. Lovebirds will find the wood-fired cedar hot tub a magical way to reconnect and revivify.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,250 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired eco hot tub (April - October inclusive)

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Somerby

Somerby

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Embrace the vibrancy of rural sunsets, the scent of flower-filled gardens and the warmth of flickering flames from the open fireplace at this luxury modern barn set in a sleepy hamlet.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £850 per week, £650 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Type 2 electric car charging point

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Figgy Court

Figgy Court

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A 700-year old rustic grain barn reinterpreted - this charming self-catering couples’ retreat affords a slice of country living on modern terms. Honey-hued oak beams and hand-crafted furnishings are a celebration of yesteryear, with little luxuries like the riverside hot tub adding lashings of romance.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,150 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Meadows

The Meadows

Retyn, St Newlyn East, Cornwall, UK

There's a flavour of Balearic island style to this weathered stone couples' retreat. Tucked into the hills, occupying a secret location seven miles inland between Crantock and Watergate Bay on the north Cornwall coast, The Meadows was designed for simple country living in the twenty first century.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,195 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outside fire, electric car charging point

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Cabin Tapio

Cabin Tapio

Fordingbridge, Hampshire, UK

Woodland hideaway meets mid-century modern design at Cabin Tapio on the edge of Cranborne Chase AONB near Salisbury, where the gentle trickle of the River Allen and splash of jumping Blue Trout wash away any remnants of city living.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,450 per week, £1,095 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Nare’s Yard

Nare’s Yard

Portloe, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away behind rolling fields on Cornwall’s long-lost, forgotten Roseland Peninsula, lies a luxury abode where beautiful simplicity and natural materials echo the outside world.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Wood-fired salt water hot tub, al fresco roll top bath and shower

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Umber Cottage

Umber Cottage

St Agnes, Cornwall, UK

Umber by name and umber by nature, earthy tones and kilim rugs create a warm, bohemian interior at this stonewall cottage settled at the end of St Agnes' most famous terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,250 per week, £925 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small dogs are welcome

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The Hop Store

The Hop Store

Ledbury, Herefordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Set within 150 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,375 per week, £1,050 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated garden room, games room with bar, pool table, dartboard and giant jenga

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The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden

Dyrham, Bath, The Cotswolds, UK

Perhaps the most ornate vegetable store in the whole of England, The Walled Garden began life as a potato house for Dyrham Park. This romantic retreat sits on the western edge of the Cotswolds, not far from Bath and all its gleaming treasures.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,295 per week, £995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Fire pit, use of the owners´ tennis court

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The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

With an off-the-beaten-track feel, but set within a pretty Cornish hamlet, The Wool Shed is a hand-crafted cottage exuding rusticity where scorched wooden floors, knotty textures and a palette of calm greys combine to create a modern-day holiday abode.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,095 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and outside stone fireplace

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The Riddle

The Riddle

North Bovey, Dartmoor, Devon, UK

Plot your country escape to this luxury holiday cottage in North Bovey; one of Devon's most idyllic villages set within the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park. The Riddle is the type of cottage you might find on the pages of a storybook.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,495 per week, £1,095 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request.

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Ivy Cove

Ivy Cove

Holbeton, Noss Mayo, Devon, UK

Perfectly placed for both sun baking and storm watching, Ivy Cove is a luxury cottage near Noss Mayo where colorful modern design and spectacular coastal views go hand in hand.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
From: £1,750 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub, electric car charger

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Castle on the Well

Castle on the Well

Charles, South Molton, Exmoor, Devon, UK

Fusing luxurious shooting lodge with a modern country twist, Castle on the Well hides within a patchwork of rolling Devonshire countryside, on the edge of Exmoor National Park.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: One small to medium well-behaved dog is welcome and two on prior request
Features: Fire pit

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Novella

Novella

Braunton, Devon, UK

This cob cottage deep in Devon woodland is a storybook of a home, tucked down a lane and decked out in botanical prints, vintage embroidery and antique furniture, inviting imaginations to unfurl. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub, trampoline and outdoor kitchen (year-round) with table tennis available in the summer months

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The Lost Music Hall

The Lost Music Hall

Ipplepen, Totnes, Devon, UK

Created by a London dandy to serve as his secret retreat from society, this former music hall has been restored in all its Arts and Crafts glory to offer unique escapes in a hidden valley of Devon's South Hams AONB.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 & Up to 12 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Heated outdoor swimming pool (May-September) and games room with table tennis and darts

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Mulberry Mill

Mulberry Mill

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

There’s something quite special about this romantic old mill on the River Arun. Sandwiched between the High Weald and South Downs AONB with beautiful topiary gardens, this charming country home on the edge of Billingshurst is a rural idyll.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,450 per week, £1,050 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Canoes for the river, foosball room

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Nevada

Nevada

Drift, Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

As the only residence on the Drift Reservoir, this award-winning copper-clad pad occupies an enviable location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £1,550 per week, £1,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

Perfectly combining the old and new, The Looking Glass is a modern home nestled into the cliffs above the golden sands of Mawgan Porth in north Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £3,250 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Type 2 electric car charging point (incurs an additional cost based on kW used)

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Villa Boden

Villa Boden

Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

If you see beauty in simplicity, Villa Boden is for you. Kept in the family for over twenty years, two sisters have re-imagined their adored Cornish beach house, embracing Nordic design concepts and taking a modern approach on luxury hygge living.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,295 per week, £1,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood

Hartfield, High Weald, East Sussex, UK

A treasure trove of enchanted stories and romantic entanglements, this unique luxury retreat started life as a granary and enjoys a sylvan setting on the edge of Winnie-the-Pooh's Ashdown Forest.

Sleeps: 6 (+2) guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Small-scale outdoor heated pool (available May - September inclusive), professional golf simulator (advance booking is required for supervised use or with a coach, at extra cost), outdoor pizza oven, chiminea

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Ammonite

Ammonite

Winchelsea, Rye, East Sussex, UK

Located close to Rye and Winchelsea beach on the East Sussex coast, Ammonite exudes a pared-back style, where reclaimed furniture, cool whites and a hot tub allow deep relaxation for all the family.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)
From: £1,550 per week, £1,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Found Tower

Found Tower

Bawdsey, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

For a unique escape like no other, whisk the party away to this cutting-edge designed Martello tower house set on the shores of the Suffolk coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
From: £2,295 per week, £2,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Grand piano, firepit and rooftop terrace

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Roserai

Roserai

Waldron, East Sussex, UK

A stately house in its own lush grounds with little luxuries inside and out that every weekender wishes for, this is one dream home that guests won't ever want to leave. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £4,895 per week, £6,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs or one large dog welcome on prior request
Features: Daily use of heated swimming pool is between 10am and 6pm (available between May - September). The hot tub, sauna, steam room and pool house is available between 10am and 10pm.

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Alba Beach House

Alba Beach House

St Ives, Cornwall, UK

A luxury pink cob cottage with a balcony overhanging the sands of St Ives' Porthmeor Beach, Alba Beach House is the ultimate self-catering family seaside retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,895 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome

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Mill of Arun

Mill of Arun

Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

A tranquil spot on the Arun River sets the scene for a grand self-catering getaway here in rural West Sussex. Throw in a magical four-story millhouse for the family, a romantic couples' barn and English topiary gardens - and the whole family are guaranteed a ball.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,095 per week, £1,595 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, two kayaks for the river, table football in the games room

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Elphinstone

Elphinstone

Studland, Dorset, UK

Looking out across Studland Bay and the rolling Dorset countryside, this modern home is the perfect base for summer holidays by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,750 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, outdoor pizza oven, table tennis, games room with pool table

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Castle Trinity

Castle Trinity

Holywell Green, Yorkshire, UK

A luxury self-catering homestay for extended families and large parties, Castle Trinity is an exclusive kingdom of ritzy indulgence near the Peak District.

Sleeps: Sleeps up to 10 (+2)
From: £3,662 per week, £3,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, wellness and yoga room, outdoor hot tub, gym, pool table and piano

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Montana

Montana

Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Lyme Regis on the Devon border, this stylish architect-designed self-catering home boasts dramatic far-reaching woodland vistas.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,195 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Old Beach Stores

The Old Beach Stores

Porthcothan Bay, Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Tucked behind soft sand dunes which rise from the beach like billowing hot air balloons, this luxury beach house on Porthcothan Bay is the perfect base for a family break on the north Cornwall coast.

Sleeps: Up to 11 guests
From: £3,295 per week, £2,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 7 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved, medium-sized dogs are welcome
Features: Garden room with hot tub and bar, games room with pool table, outdoor shower and dunk tank

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody

Haslemere, Surrey, UK

A utopia of surreal garden sculptures, topsy-turvy architecture and glass-like pools, Rhapsody has fallen head first through the rabbit hole and landed in the heart of Wonderland.

Sleeps: Up to 12 (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £11,995 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), with jet stream, sunken hot tub, yoga studio, glass reading room overhanging the pond and cinema room

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Atelier Rose

Atelier Rose

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

This luxury riverside home is a wonderland of vintage charm. Ring the old pull-string bell and push open the door to botanic coving, four-poster beds, an orangery with giant tin hot tub and secret topiary gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £3,250 per week, £2,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Large William Holland hot tub, cinema room, pool table room

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Avalon Manor

Avalon Manor

Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, UK

Superb 14th century large self-catering Manor House in Wiltshire. Stylish and historic, it's the perfect luxury country house.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (+ 2 children)
From: £3,550 per week, £2,595 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Games room, mini gym and tree house for children. A cedar hot tub and outdoor, woodfired BBQ and pizza oven.

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Viola

Viola

Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Between the rolling hills of Somerset, not far from Glastonbury, lies Viola, a luxury home of two wildly different personalities.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £8,995 per week, £6,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome or two on request
Features: Spa Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, plunge pool, a lake, two full motion Formula 1 racing simulators (ages 14 and above only), full motion aeroplane simulator, tennis court, three hole golf course and badminton

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The Parsonage

The Parsonage

Ombersley, Worcestershire, UK

A beautifully designed Grade-II listed old parsonage with stunning gardens, set on the outskirts of Ombersley in the rolling green Abberley Hills.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,495 per week, £2,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Tundra hot tub

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The Art House

The Art House

Sutton, Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

An idyllic private retreat where art deco architecture sits in manicured lawns and wildflower meadows, you'll feel far removed from the everyday at The Art House with its outdoor pool, tennis court and natural swimming lake.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £11,995 per week
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: 17-metre heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, 50-metre wild swimming lake with jetty, tennis court, air hockey, pool table and fire pit

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Ariabelle

Ariabelle

Iping, West Sussex, UK

Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is the ultimate private country house, affording a luxury stay with lavish indoor pool and all the trimmings, all wrapped up within glorious South Downs countryside.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £15,000 per week, £12,000 per short break
Pets: Pets are welcome on prior agreement
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym and bar

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Clementine House

Clementine House

Hatfield Broad Oak, Bishop´s Stortford, Essex, UK

With a powder-blue front door, window shutters reminiscent of the Provence and delicate floral prints throughout the interiors, this luxury self-catering country home in rural Essex is postcard pretty both inside and out.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £3,350 per week, £2,550 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated outdoor swimming pool (available April - September), tennis court, electric car charging point

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The Sculptor´s Gardens

The Sculptor´s Gardens

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

A luxury country escape overflowing in vintage fizz, this unique pairing of riverside properties offer the perfect retreat for large groups and families.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests (16 adults and 2 children)
From: £4,850 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: William Holland hot tub, tree house, cinema room, games room with pool table. From March 2022, there will be a second William Holland hot tub and an outdoor kitchen

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