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Rural retreats (52548)

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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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!  …see more

from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The villa is in the middle of the forest, fronting a beautiful beach and a stone throw away from the world famous Palawan Subterranean River. A place for families, friends, lovers, adventurous people and those who prefer the quietness of nature. The villa can house 12 p  …see more

from £279 / night

£1948 / week

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from £279 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caravan/mobile home rental in Cloghane

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Secret escape” Have stayed here many many times over the years. Its a magical spot full of peace and quiet. The mobile home is warm and draft free. Has everything you need for holiday getaway. At the end of the garden path you can take a beach stroll  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £351 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag  …see more

from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / 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
“A welcome start to the holiday season” We were very pleased with the cottage. Only inconvenience was no lock on bathroom door and more hooks on doors would be handy  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £560 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £60 / night

£295 - £389 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Porth

Newquay / Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous” Absolutely perfect, house had everything we needed for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The welcome package was most welcome, beds really comfy being right on the beach we all enjoyed lazy mornings, no rushing and beautiful sunsets. The cage for  …see more

from £120 / night

£1200 - £1900 / week

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from £120 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Portmeirion

Gwynedd / Portmeirion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Private garden
“Perfect couples hideaway” Can`t speak highly enough of this magnificent lodge ! It is a true home from home. Set down a quiet lane and in a location that is so very tranquil and peaceful. We have now stayed here many times and never get tired of the f  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £945 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Furnished to the highest standards and providing panoramic views of the coast and the mountains, Villa Grace is the perfect location for the discerning visitor. It is fully equipped to the highest standard and provides luxury accommodation for up to 6 people. There is  …see more

from £125 / night

£875 - £2150 / week

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from £125 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Charente / Sers

7 15 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £428 / night

£2565 - £3710 / week

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from £428 / night

(32) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(24) Excellent 

15

Holiday chalet in Sutton-on-Sea

Lincolnshire / Sutton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Loved every min , the place is beautiful and well looked after Thank you so much for the lovely stay  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £635 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Ballygarrett

Gorey / Ballygarrett

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar,  …see more

from £56 / night

£377 - £582 / week

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from £56 / night

(12) Excellent 

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St Monans holiday home rental

Fife / St Monans

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Did not recharge the batteries so much as took the battaries out.” The views from the cottage were mesmerising lots of time was spent just gazing at the sea while sitting in the living room or in the garden outside. The cottage is very well equipped w  …see more

from £190 / night

£595 - £900 / week

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from £190 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £642 / week

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from £43 / night

(27) Excellent 

13

Home rental in Melbourne

Derbyshire / Melbourne

3 5 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great location, great accommodation.” Great little cottage, in ideal location in beautiful Melbourne. Easy walk into the town of Melbourne. Great shops, restaurants and buildings. Most definitely recommended.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Cottage rental in Bridstow

Ross-on-Wye / Bridstow

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Self catering Cottage near Ross on Wye Herefordshire, on a working farmBed & Breakfast also available  …see more

from £60 / night

£275 - £350 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Mezieres-sur-Issoire

Haute-Vienne / Mezieres-sur-Issoire

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
French rural retreat in the 'region of a thousand lakes'. A stone cottage with an attached large pretty enclosed garden and it's own field. Good walking country. Comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a small hamlet. Near a local village with boulanger  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 - £434 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Hautes-Pyrenees / Sacoue

4 16 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £129 / night

£812 - £941 / week

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from £129 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Langport

Langport / Long Sutton, Langport

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hodgehay Cottage is a charming Quaker cottage built at the start of the 20th Century. It has been lovingly restored, retaining many period features, to give you a comfortable and cosy home from home.  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £620 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Betws-y-Coed holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden
Character cottage with wood-burning stove, sleeping 2 in 1 bedroom with balcony. Cosy accommodation all year round in the peaceful village of Penmachno, 4 miles from Betws-y-Coed; 1/2 mile to Penmachno bike trail; a great base for exploring Snowdonia. Patio, bike store.  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £420 / week

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from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This renovated former steading cottage is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for fami  …see more

from £42 / night

£240 - £340 / week

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from £42 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Madeira / Estreito de Camara de Lobos

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The picturesque Haybarn Cottage is set in a beautiful country estate in the sun-drenched hills west of Funchal. The cottage is set apart and has its own private garden with lovely views and is surrounded by mature trees. The ideal choice for those seeking a combination  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £359 / week

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from £26 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Rugen Island / Bergen auf Ruegen

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £35 / night

£240 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

50

Holiday cottage in Boston

Lincolnshire / Boston

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable cosy and friendly.” My wife and I spent 5 weeks at Moorhen cottage,although it was in the middle of winter we found the cottage very warm,comfortable and equipped to a high standard.The locations ideal for visiting east coast as well as L  …see more

from £64 / night

£279 - £537 / week

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from £64 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Shawhead

Dumfries / Shawhead

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
This charming wee renovated barn is set amidst 70 acres of rolling farmland in glorious Galloway, yet lies only 4 miles from the busy country town of Dumfries and twelve miles from the food town of Castle Douglas in an ideal touring base.<br />Ideal for families,  …see more

from £38 / night

£220 - £320 / week

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from £38 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Home rental in Earnewald

Earnewald / Jistrum

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Frisian lakes and the Wadden Islands are worth a visit for nature, swimming, boating, fishing and sports  …see more

from £33 / night

£179 - £388 / week

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from £33 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Bleadon

Weston-super-Mare / Bleadon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Manor Cottage has a chequered past, thought originally to be the bake house for Manor House, it has also housed chickens in its time, but today is a cosy hide-away for holiday makers. The cottage is 17th Century with beams and an inglenook in the large downstairs loun  …see more

from £60 / night

£293 - £432 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Castlemorton holiday bungalow rental

Malvern Hills / Castlemorton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“perfection” we can honestly say we have never had such a perfect holiday!! and will be returning next year, A little hidden gem for anyone owned by dogs!!! our two loved it, from the enclosed, safe garden to the exercise field, to the fantastic walkes  …see more

from £60 / night

£210 - £325 / week

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from £60 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Long cottage” An unusual layout which has the living area at one end and the kitchen at the other. You have to walk through 2 bedrooms to get from one to the other. An enjoyable stay.  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £480 / week

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from £32 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Skala with swimming pool

Cephalonia / Skala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Share the magic . . .! Superb isolated villa, sleeps 6 – 8. Breathtaking scenic surroundings, 180° sea view, dolphin spotting. Eclectic stylish furnishings, big picture windows. Bedrooms with a.c., private balconies.  …see more

from £146 / night

£1018 - £2932 / week

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from £146 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Kissimmee holiday home rental

Kissimmee / Trafalgar Village

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous home away from home” Ten of us stayed in this Villa, consisting 3 children, 2 teenagers and 5 adults. We had plenty of room for all of us as it's such a large property. The Villa was very well equipped with everything we needed and spotlessly  …see more

from £121 / night

£932 / week

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from £121 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast.  …see more

from £125 / night

£600 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Baslow

Peak District National Park / Baslow

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Fabulous” We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in this beautiful cottage. Perfect location, step out of the front door and within 2mins you're in the grounds of Chatsworth. Baslow is a 1minwalk to lovely pubs, cafe etc, The accommodation has 3 bedrooms whi  …see more

from £145 / night

£595 - £1185 / week

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from £145 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Salisbury holiday studio rental

Wiltshire / Salisbury

Studio 2 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
Wheelwright Cottage is a modern cosy, well equipped cottage on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border. West Dean is an ideal location for walking, cycling and sightseeing. Car not necessary as village station only 5 minutes walk.  …see more

from £40 / night

£200 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon / Gerani Village

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Set in almost 5,000 sq.m of extensive gardens Villa Chrissi is a semi-detached house with two private swimming pools both indoor and outdoor. All the facilities are high standard throughout offering the perfect holiday 'get away'. The villa is located in Gera  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 - £1899 / week

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from £170 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Orlando

Orlando / Orange Tree

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect” We were lucky enough to stay here for three weeks in October and from the beginning everything was perfect. Sandy was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with, we especially appreciated her checking in with us during Hurricane Matthew to  …see more

from £95 / night

£675 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

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Holiday home rental

Ardnamurchan Peninsula / Salen

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
Set away from the road down a quiet private lane , the most peaceful setting imaginable.Let your holiday begin : See wild Otters playing on the shore from the lounge windows.Sea Birds & Waders too, Golden Eagles Soaring over the Morven hills opposite and White Tail  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £93 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Port-Louis

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £41 / night

£283 / week

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from £41 / night