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Shepherds Hut | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £64 /night

£446 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the mornings Enjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England Central to the shopping, holiday entertainments, ancient and modern buildings within an hour of the Site  …see more

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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £69 /night

£477 - £636 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A tranquil and well-appointed luxury log cabin with views across the Cotswolds yet with easy access to London and the A40, Coomb Cottage is the perfect country getaway for walking, touring, biking or just soaking up the sunsets and recharging the batteries.  …see more

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Manor House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

3 Nights min stay

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from £179 /night

£1250 - £2700 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Luxurious Country House set in the stunning countryside of the Kentish Weald featuring swimming pool and tennis court. Five star standard throughout with cinema projector and screen, perfect for film nights. 6 bedroom house near Tenterden and Cranbrook Kent/East Sussex. Surrounded in an oasis of English countryside with stunning views across the Weald. A large rural retreat UK  …see more

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Chateau | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £530 /night

£3710 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Set in six beautiful hectares of parkland and gardens, and surrounded by unspoiled rolling countryside, this luxury chambres d’hôtes in the heart of the Dordogne offers a spacious home away from home experience, at very affordable prices.  …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
  • 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 | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £173 /night

£1210 - £1613 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Spacious country house, standing in 3 acres of lawned grounds, tennis court and heated swimming pool. The perfect location for families or groups who wish to enjoy both the countryside and beaches of Normandy.  …see more

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Manor House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

1 night min stay

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from £129 /night

£901 - £1590 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Family room. peaceful, mountain views. Near shops and a village. Private pool. North Portugal. Tennis court. Table tennis. Family friendly. Private parking. Maid. 15 minutes from the beaches. Close to city. Near airport. Fully equipped kitchen. En-suit. Shower/bath.1ha.  …see more

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Chateau | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £372 /night

£2600 - £3900 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Lovely Historic 15th Century Rural Chateau with Private Tennis Court and Heated Pool for your exclusive use; Luxury accommodation for 11+ Cot Lovely Chateau with private tennis court, heated pool, views and private grounds with golf nearby. Sleeps 11  …see more

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Chateau | 10 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £289 /night

£2017 - £2823 / week

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  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Luxurious Chateau Jautrudon provides the perfect location for a family holiday in the french countryside. Located in its own 40 hectare park, close to all amenities with pool, tennis and caretaker onsite guarantees a trouble free vacation.  …see more

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Chateau | 12 Bedrooms | sleeps 24

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £172 /night

£1200 - £7875 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Luxury Château - Heated Swimming Pool, Flood-lit Tennis Court, Sleeps 20 (+4 in Pigeonnier), Elevator Lift, 6 Double Bedrooms (en-suite), 4 Single Bedrooms, 2 extra Bedrooms, additional WCs & showers, Laundry, Small Chapel, Two Grand Pianos, 4 reception rooms, WiFi. Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen with Dishwashers, Fridge/Icemaker, Microwave. Maid Service included.  …see more

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Manor House | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £272 /night

£1900 - £4550 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
An elegant grade II listed country manor house standing in over 3 acres of private gardens which include a full size tennis court. The river Nar borders the estate. The house has recently been lavishly renovated and offers a luxurious venue for large groups of up to 16.  …see more

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Manor House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

2 Nights min stay

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from £197 /night

£1373 - £2014 / week

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  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Large Victorian Rectory with 6 double/twin bedrooms, some en-suite. Spacious accommodation with disabled access. Large landscaped gardens and tennis court. Quiet rural location, within walking distance to pub and easy access to Snowdonia and the Welsh Coast.  …see more

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Chateau | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £199 /night

£1391 - £1738 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Chateau de Cougoreux is a breathtaking Renaissance Château complex. The Western Building of the chateau sleeps up to 6 people and forms a vital part of the Chateau estate. There is a 20 meter heated pool and private chateau grounds.  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

2 Nights min stay

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from £466 /night

£3259 - £3802 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
The Chateau du Clos was built over 100 years ago and as such is a rare example of history with all its idiosyncrasies. While also offering comfortable and modern furnishings. The Chateau is both tastefully and authentically decorated and is the perfect French Chateaux.  …see more

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Chateau | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 19

2 Nights min stay

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from £945 /night

£6613 - £11500 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Next to the 13th century fortified village of Castelsagrat, Chateau Castelsagrat is a beautiful 19th century chateau in the Southern Quercy region. It is perfect for a family holiday or celebrating a special occasion offering, style, space and comfort.  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £200 /night

£1395 - £1750 / week

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  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A stunning Grade 1 listed 13th Century Herefordshire Manor House, with moat, courtyard, super-king size beds and tennis court. Explore the 800 acres of woodland and fields, enjoy golf and fishing nearby or just relax in luxury! Visit England 4 Star Gold rating. IVY COTTAGE Sleeps 2 & Tirrells House Sleeps 7 +2 call Ann on 0787 2905320 for further information.  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £200 /night

£1395 - £1750 / week

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  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A stunning Grade 1 listed 13th Century Herefordshire Manor House, with moat, courtyard, super-king size beds and tennis court. Explore the 800 acres of woodland and fields, enjoy golf and fishing nearby or just relax in luxury! Visit England 4 Star Gold Award. Call for details 0787 2905320  …see more

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Manor House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £328 /night

£2295 - £2950 / week

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  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Bailey with its' large reception rooms and Queen Anne dining room which seats 21, is perfect for larger parties when booked together with the other properties. The large farmhouse kitchen is equippped to cater for 8 to 24 guests, complete with its' 4 oven AGA. Come and experience the Brinsop Court MAGIC - you won't want to leave!  …see more

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Manor House | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £530 /night

£3710 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This charming 7-bedroom, 14-person private holiday residence, is the perfect haven for all sorts of groups - from gourmet enthusiasts, through outdoor adventurers, to those seeking just peace, quiet and a chance to reflect and absorb local culture, cuisine and history  …see more

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Chateau | 7 Bedrooms | sleeps 18

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £225 /night

£1573 - £3831 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Manor house , close to the Chateau of Biron ,private outdoor pool, children's pool,two golf greens and all weather tennis court . Barn with games.Consists of 3 separate houses, ideal for families, lots of privacy on 60 acres of private woodland with valley and stream. Montauriol is an ideal setting for the pleasures of wining and dining with family or friends.  …see more

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Manor House | 11 Bedrooms | sleeps 29

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £472 /night

£3300 - £6000 / week

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  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A quintessential coastal Estate, perched high on a hill one mile from the "little white town" of Bideford, close to North Devon's sandy beaches. Deep within the Devon dream, you'll breach the beaches, ride the waves and wear out the kids.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £55 /night

£385 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
Our sports entertainment team offers you a daily activity program for the whole family. BIKE HIRE, TABLE TNNIS, BOULES, GAMES, TENNIS AQUAFUN, WATER GAMES family outings :- planete sauvage at Port Saint Père (about 40km), Horserding Lots more at reception Les Pierres Couchées is situated on the "Jade Coast" - which yes between the loire estuary to its North  …see more

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Manor House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Min stay varies

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
In Provence, secluded in a park, 12 X 6 m swimming pool, jacuzzi for 5-6, private tennis court. Outdoors life with BBQ on the terraces, picnic areas, lawn solarium, The dining room can host 30 + guests, fully integrated kitchen. Air cooling by heat exchanger Mont Ventoux, Ardèche, Avignon, Orange, Vaison festivals Close to amenities, shoping areas and markets  …see more

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Manor House | 9 Bedrooms | sleeps 14

7 Nights min stay

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from £346 /night

£2420 / week

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  • Nearest beach 165 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Absolutely stunning, sumptuous manor house & restored chai set on over 25 acres of private gardens, vineyards, woods and fields. Completely private property with luxurious accommodation for up to 14 guests, with secure pool, tennis court, games room & bespoke kitchen. Property is 5 minutes from beautiful village w/ shops, restaurants, bar & café. 15 minutes from large towns.  …see more