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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £182 /night

£1272 - £2375 / week

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Key info:

  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Locally Confolens is the nearest town with about 3000 inhabitants. There you will find various large supermarkets, bakers, butchers, various other shops as well as a local hospital, dentists, and chemists Pays du Cognac, châteaux de la Loire, côte Atlantique, Porcelaine de Limoges, local products  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £509 /night

£3562 - £4410 / week

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Late Deal: save up to €1070 (approx. £856)

Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A 17th century mansion, recently renovated with luxurious furnishings, with intimate garden and spa in a small exclusive baroque village overlooking lake Orta. Indoor pool with hydro jets, Turkish bath, privacy, stunning views. Brand new renovation. Close to Milan Malpensa International Airport  …see more

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Castle | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £1063 /night

£7440 - £13800 / week

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  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Winner of the tv series 'I Own Britain's Best Home', Carr Hall Castle is a stunning luxury castle with a contemporary interior boasting 5 sumptuous double bedrooms, indoor swimming pool, gym & hot tub, set in a private deer park estate. Beautiful 12 acre gardens. Escape to the Yorkshire countryside for a weekend a week to enjoy privacy, tranquility & luxury .  …see more

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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £565 /night

£3955 - £5650 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Grade I listed 11th Century Moated Manor house. The house is surrounded by beautiful Victorian gardens situated on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Whether it is a family get together or a board meeting please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements. 11th Century Moated Manor House set in 3 acres of gardens. Surrey's only 5 star Gold self catering property  …see more

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Manor House | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Good 3.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £500 /night

£3500 - £5500 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Originating from the 14th century the Manoir de Chalandes is renowned for its astonishing private gardens on the edge of the Loire, Brittany and the River Villaine. The Manoir even has its own spa and is a rare treat for those who enjoy pure relaxation and style.  …see more

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Ski Chalet | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 9

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £143 /night

£995 - £3000 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
La Taupiniere is a detached chalet, with its own indoor 9.5m swimming pool and large sauna. It is located in the small Alpine village of Moléson sur Gruyères. This region is richly historical and spectacularly beautiful, sprinkled with idyllic towns and villages.  …see more