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Rural retreats (19383)

Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.



Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.



Some of our 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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(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Alnwick

Northumberland / Alnwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A smart 'home from home' with plenty to do from the doorstep.” Percy cottage is a very smart, bright, comfortable and spacious property with so much to do from the doorstep. Less than 5 minutes walk to Alnwick castle, the lovely old town with theatr  …see more

from £110 / night

£410 - £815 / week

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from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Home rental in Angmering on Sea

East Preston / Angmering on Sea

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house, amazing value” We had a wonderful stay in Sussex and loved the house. It couldn't have been more perfect. Highly recommended.  …see more

from £400 / night

£2300 - £3150 / week

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from £400 / night

(22) Very Good 

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Aldwark holiday cottage rental

Matlock / Aldwark

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great holiday cottage, in a great location.” This was a very comfortable stay with the cottage set in a great location. The cottage had all to offer,owners were very friendly and great value for money. We really enjoyed our stay and will use again w  …see more

from £50 / night

£220 - £640 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Brecon holiday cottage let

Brecon Beacons National Park / Brecon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 76 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“As Good as It Gets” I had to quote J. L. Brooks for the title because the cottage is one of the best we ever visited. It provides a unique opportunity to experience the countryside with stunning views and many animals for your children to get in touch  …see more

from £85 / night

£370 - £535 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Imperia / Cipressa

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £32 / night

£199 - £457 / week

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from £32 / night

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Rostrevor holiday home rental

County Down / Rostrevor

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

from £78 / night

£587 - £932 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday 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 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£365 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per  …see more

from £161 / night

£1121 - £2802 / week

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from £161 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

Aude / Saint-Andre-de-Roquelongue

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“A very well equipped villa for all weathers” Good size bedrooms, bathrooms and a huge living/dinning space. The kitchen was a good size too with a dish washer. Everything you could wish for. The pool was great and well used by all, as were the sun l  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1750 / week

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from £108 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is  …see more

from £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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from £67 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kolymbari

Platanias / Kolymbari

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Really lovely villa, fantastic swimming pool. All very private, lovely rural location. Peaceful. Exceeded expectations  …see more

from £43 / night

£295 - £1095 / week

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from £43 / night

(41) Excellent 

29

Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!  …see more

from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday 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

from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / 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 km
  • Child friendly
“Waterloo House” Enjoying our 7 night stay here in Lochinver. The house is gorgeous, well equipped and very comfortable. It's open plan layout works well for family time. Wish I could have this at home! Lots of essential extras left for use such as toi  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £4100 / week

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from £125 / night

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Province of Udine / Comeglians

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£453 - £574 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Holiday cottage in Dulverton

Exmoor National Park / Dulverton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre. I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c  …see more

from £52 / night

£322 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing wee find!” This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.  …see more

from £90 / night

£455 - £675 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

20

Beadnell holiday bungalow rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Spent a fabulous week. Accomadation was spot on! Everything had been thought of, not a bad word to be said! Beautiful location and one of the best beaches in the area! Will definately be returning.  …see more

from £75 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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from £75 / night

(36) Excellent 

24

Holiday home in Massugas

Gironde / Massugas

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A tremendously relaxing, peaceful house - a perfect holiday” We stayed at Guillemassot in July 2012. 2 familes; 4 adults and 4 children under 5 and a baby. Despite the house only having 3 bedrooms, we had plenty of space and never felt cramped. The co  …see more

from £69 / night

£432 - £2242 / week

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from £69 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ballycastle

County Antrim / Ballycastle

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£250 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Louth

Lincolnshire / Louth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Such a peaceful getaway, just what we needed.” We have just spent two days here at Cygnus. What a comfortable and cosy little cabin. Jenny and Wayne were lovely. Gave us recommendations on places to eat which didn't disappoint. The Cross Keys is lovel  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £297 / week

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from £45 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Wick holiday cottage let

Caithness and Sutherland / Wick

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” Had a lovely stay in Sarclet. Scenery was magnificent. Cottage was warm and inviting. Weather was mild for the time of year.  …see more

from £70 / night

£395 - £595 / week

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from £70 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday townhouse rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean and comfortable, spacious” Our only complaint is the bed in the master bedroom was too hard and low as we are a older couple but apart from that it was a lovely holiday home  …see more

from £130 / night

£690 - £1650 / week

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from £130 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £86 / night

£504 - £1190 / week

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from £86 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Dordogne / Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect holiday house” Fantastic location, quite but not isolated and perfect for exploring the various sights the local area has to offer. The house itself has spacious rooms that have been furnished to a very good standard and a well equipped kitche  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £1250 / week

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from £68 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Grantown-on-Spey holiday home rental

Badenoch and Strathspey / Grantown-on-Spey

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Clean, comfortable house with everything you need for a Break away from home. Lovely base for north of Scotland and only 20 minutes from Aviemore.  …see more

from £69 / night

£453 - £574 / week

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from £69 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent” This villa is one of the best you could find, everything is included and there's nothing more you could need. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxeing holiday this is the villa to book, we enjoyed the sun, and peaceful nice surroundin  …see more

from £161 / night

£1121 - £2725 / week

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from £161 / night

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Home letting in Lagnieu

Ain / Lagnieu

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £76 / night

£386 - £578 / week

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from £76 / night

(13) Very Good 

22

Holiday home in Tenterden

Kent / Tenterden

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful cottage” This lovely cottage is in a perfect location, close to all the shops and restaurants. It is very well equipped and homely. Thank you .  …see more

from £185 / night

£395 - £675 / week

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from £185 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Allendale

Hexham / Allendale

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Rural retreat” I stayed here with another female friend, both in our sixties and we really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very much 'out of the way' but the views and wildlife are worth the drive down winding roads. We were there for two nights so  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“One man and his two dogs” I had a weeks stay with my two Yorkies in Sept 2011 and i could not have been better treated by Mr and Mrs Campbell. They made sure all my needs were met before I arrived and while i was staying in The Robins, My two Yorkie  …see more

from £65 / night

£270 - £380 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a  …see more

from £95 / night

£259 - £561 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Bungalow accommodation in Crayke

Easingwold / Crayke

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“One of the best holidays we have ever had!” Cottage is in a beautiful location. It is central to so many different places. We visited York, Flamingo Land and a local Children's farm - all within 30/40 minutes away. Beautiful scenery everywhere. Co  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Barton-on-Sea

New Milton / Barton-on-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Absolutely faultless accommodation” Lovely place to stay,quiet surroundings close to shops beaches restaurants and the forest everything you need when staying in the new forest full credit to the owner  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £58 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Worfield

Bridgnorth / Worfield

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“A lovely cottage!” Stayed 2 nights and found the cottage had everything you could need. Fantastic location with plenty to see. Lovely views, would love to return!  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Los Alcazares with shared pool

Los Alcazares / Pueblo Patricia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect villa in a perfect location” We have just returned from our holiday stay in this villa and we had a great time. This is a comfortable, well equipped and spacious quality property which we wouldn't hesitate to recommend. It is situated on a qui  …see more

from £50 / night

£295 - £625 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Playa de Tauro

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £164 / night

£1423 - £3164 / week

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from £164 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday 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
“Midweek break” What a great little cottage so dog friendly has everything you need very clean and well kept.the village and surrounding area very dog friendly making it a relaxed holiday for both dogs and their families.  …see more

from £110 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £110 / night

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