Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (52955)

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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Regnie-Durette holiday castle rental

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £113 / night

£725 - £1449 / week

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from £113 / night

(62) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mrs” Cute , cosy cottage in a fantastic location Close to the harbour. Tastefully decorated, lovely and warm and all the home comforts you could hope for. Brixham is a fascinating, colourful place Lots of lovely walks and good restaurants. Especial
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow accommodation

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £105 / night

£650 - £1250 / week

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from £105 / night

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Buren holiday apartment rental

Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Criquetot-l'Esneval

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

from £61 / night

£298 - £393 / week

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from £61 / night

(5) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home in Shillelagh

County Wicklow / Shillelagh

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Very clean and good value for money.” We all had a fantastic time staying at this property. Close to other towns, so not a long time driving. We would defiantly stay here again or recommend this property to family and friends.
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from £87 / night

£432 / week

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from £87 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“O'Leary” Had a wonderful time in the "lady may". Exceeded all our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and was a home from home. Cream teas supplied on arrival. Had all the latest mod cons. communication was very good by ruth.we would highly re
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from £50 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Rosemarkie

Ross and Cromarty / Rosemarkie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wow! An exceptional cottage, excellent location - home from home.” We travel to Scotland every other year, to stay for Christmas and New Year - this was by far the best cottage we have stayed in. Everything you needed was there, plus little extras. T
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from £70 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

10 20 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£404 / week

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from £58 / night

(73) Excellent 

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Corton holiday villa rental

Lowestoft / Corton

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“quiet friendly Corton” Great pub food, saved me cooking. Arts and craft at the church is a must, even the dog felt very much included. The boys enjoyed the on site swimming pool also. Very much recommend the place.
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from £50 / night

£255 - £599 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£595 - £795 / week

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from £125 / night

(50) Excellent 

21

Kippen holiday cottage rental

Stirling / Kippen

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous family holiday yet again!” This was our 3rd visit to Garrique with our three young children (now 8, 5 and 2). The cottage is perfectly located to explore the beautiful Trossachs and Loch Lomond area as well as being close to all the amenities
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from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Pila-Canale holiday gite let

Corse-du-Sud / Pila-Canale

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £69 / night

£475 - £854 / week

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from £69 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Lodge rental in Blair Atholl with shared pool, golf nearby

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent lodge in a fantastic location.” We loved the lodge, it was perfect, home from home. So relaxing and in a beautiful spot with decking overlooking the river. The lodge itself had everything you wanted and was very clean. Will definitely return
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from £80 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Secondigny holiday cottage rental

Deux-Sevres / Secondigny

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
“A little taste of heaven” We really enjoyed our stay at le cottage de bois Nalbert, the pool was so magnificent we used it every day of our stay. The lake with its jumping fish, herons and resident Coypu and Kingfisher was stunning. The cottage was
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from £57 / night

£395 - £825 / week

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from £57 / night

(71) Excellent 

19

Holiday home rental

Cumbria / Allithwaite

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“60th birthday family gathering” Spent a lovely weekend at Bankfield House celebrating 60th & 25th birthdays. Beautiful house with lovely views. There was plenty of room for everyone without feeling overcrowded. Large enclosed garden for children & dog
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from £225 / night

£900 - £1700 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Lahinch

County Clare / Lahinch

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £87 / night

£173 - £561 / week

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from £87 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Monte Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great villa” Beautiful villa in a prime location. The photos do not do it justice. Spacious and well stocked this villa is ideal for large families or 2 families/ larger parties. It has great outdoor space, plenty of seating, sunbeds and umbrellas an
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from £125 / night

£850 - £1495 / week

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from £125 / night

(4) Average 

4

Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£156 / week

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from £26 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Moelfre holiday cottage accommodation

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great place” This is a house that is obviously used by the family that own it. It has a lovely warm atmosphere that makes you feel instantly comfortable. Well furnished and not short of anything in the kitchen. The garden is brilliant in good weat
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from £85 / night

£480 - £760 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

Seine-Maritime / Varengeville-sur-Mer

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £150 / night

£800 - £1295 / week

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from £150 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v
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from £75 / night

£410 - £1050 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Schull

County Cork / Schull

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of heaven!” My sister and I stayed in Molly Cottage in early June. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Robin & Helen and found the cottage spotless, the wood pellet stove alight, and very well equipped with everything to make our st
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from £61 / night

£276 - £410 / week

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from £61 / night

(25) Excellent 

20

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
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from £95 / night

£540 - £560 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Vierville-sur-Mer

Vierville-sur-Mer / Omaha Beach

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and great location” Really great place, where we (a family of seven) truly enjoyed our time. The beach is no less than fantastic, the place is very interesting and the owners are very helpfull. The house is not new or super modern, but
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from £58 / night

£400 - £1100 / week

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from £58 / night

(12) Very Good 

21

Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £113 / night

£638 - £1759 / week

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from £113 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation in a superb location for the New Forest.” Perfect holiday home, fully equipped and spotlessly clean. The location couldn't have been better everything on your doorstep yet lovely and peaceful. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to fam
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from £100 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £100 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful, well equipped cottage” Elaine was so helpful and happily provided us with both a cot and highchair for our young child. The cottage was extremely clean and was a lovely place to stay for a couple of days away. Would highly recommend.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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from £75 / night

(41) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Wirksworth

Derbyshire / Wirksworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable and Cosy Cottage in a Great location” We stayed here with our two children and dog in May half term. The cottage is well equipped and has a wonderfully, cosy feel. We loved being able to catch the morning sun in the front garden whilst e
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from £50 / night

£300 - £525 / week

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from £50 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Waterville / Lohar

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“a really lovely place, in a beautiful setting” The Ring of Kerry is just wonderful, and Waterville is a great base for visits to different parts of it, including Derrynane House (my ancestral home!) and the stunning Strand there, Skelling Michael, Val
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from £259 / night

£776 - £1380 / week

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from £259 / night

(24) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Glastonbury Centre holiday cottage rental

Glastonbury / Glastonbury Centre

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Relaxing Peaceful Retreat In The Heart of the Town” This is the second time staying at this lovely cottage, once again we found it to be a wonderful and peaceful retreat, yet just a few minutes walk into the town. Very helpful owner and straightforwar
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from £70 / night

£395 - £645 / week

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from £70 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2052 / week

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from £147 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Fanore

The Burren / Fanore

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£561 - £819 / week

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from £95 / night

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Cottage rental in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £56 / night

£392 - £567 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Average 

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Chalet letting in Le Tampon

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Le Tampon

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £35 / night

£242 - £604 / week

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from £35 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Descartes holiday gite rental

Descartes / St Remy sur Creuse

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A most enjoyable stay with delightful and friendly owners” A superbly appointed gite with ROGER and KATH delightful and friendly owners Something for eveyone young or old. Outdoor acilities were excellent and the gite is an exellent base for exploring
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from £110 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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