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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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Rugen Island / Sassnitz

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Old Chapel - Hayton cottage sleeps 2

Brampton / Hayton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Old Chapel is a pretty one bedroom cottage with stunning beams and all modern facilities. It is in the lovely Village of Hayton, which has a Pub and a fabulous Village community. An ideal base for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The main living area of the cottage is  …see more

from £45 / night

£220 - £350 / week

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from £45 / night

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(37) Excellent 

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Foxton Locks Lodges - Foxton log cabin sleeps 6

Market Harborough / Foxton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Pet friendly;
Foxton Locks lodge provides the perfect getaway from the stresses of every day life. You'll find a perfect retreat from which you can explore the glorious surrounding countryside and numerous local gems, including the famous Foxton Locks.Our stunning log cabin is a  …see more

from £103 / night

£420 / week

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from £103 / night

(31) Very Good 

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The Croft Winster - Winster cottage sleeps 5

Peak District National Park / Winster

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Croft is an idyllic 19th century stone cottage located in the heart of the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire. The cottage is situated in a quiet part of the Heritage Village, Winster. Located high in the village, it enjoys stunning picturesque views across t  …see more

from £61 / night

£330 - £669 / week

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Ferienhaus Zempow - kleine Wgh - Zempow apartment sleeps 4

Brandenburg / Zempow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Die kleine Wohnung befindet sich im Dachgeschoss der rechten Haushälfte. Über eine Holztreppe erreicht man die etwa 50 qm große Wohnung. Eine Küchenzeile bietet alles, was Sie zum Kochen brauchen. Wasserkocher, Kaffeemaschine, Toaster. Ein großer Esstisch und ein C  …see more

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Haut-Rhin / Wettolsheim

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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(57) Excellent 

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Townend Holiday Cottage - Ashford-in-the-Water cottage sleeps 2

Bakewell / Ashford-in-the-Water

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Tripadvisor 5 STAR Townend Holiday Cottage is a quaint oak beamed 18th Century cottage, previously part of the Chatsworth estate. Townend Cottage overlooks the peaceful,unspoilt Peak District village of Sheldon; an ideal location for a holiday, just 10 mins by car from  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Drumfaskey Cottage Cushendun The Glens of Antrim

County Antrim / Cushendun

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
A splendid two storey, three bedroom cottage nestling in the hollow of the hill, situated four miles from the pretty seaside village of Cushendun. From inside and out, the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the glen.Great base for anyone who wants to be surrounded by a  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Moleside Cottage (8 mins to mainline station)

Kent / Marden

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 41 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Delightful single storey cottage, attached to a converted coach house, with a large garden which backs on to farmland and orchards in the outskirts of a Wealden village. Having recently been completely renovated with a large comfortable open plan lounge/dining room, a  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £695 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Hesse / Kaufungen

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Ask about pets;
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from £66 / night

£392 / week

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from £66 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Saxony / Elterlein

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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from £35 / night

£242 / week

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from £35 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Slade Barn Gower - Oxwich barn sleeps 6

Swansea County / Oxwich

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
Sensitively converted barn in quiet South Gower coastal location, 5 minutes walk to Slade Sands. Garden area with decking/seating, fitted to highest standards of style and comfort. Within walking distance to the best of South Gower, beaches, coastal path walks, quiet  …see more

from £85 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £85 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Boscrowan (Peace and Plenty) - Penzance barn sleeps 4

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Peacefully located on the edge of Penzance, Boscrowan provides a secluded haven whilst offering easy access to Penzance's excellent facilities and Far West Cornwall's many attractions. Peace and Plenty, a reversed level barn conversion that sleeps 4, and Ring  …see more

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Lily's Cottage - Crail cottage sleeps 4

Fife / Crail

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Lily's Cottage is a traditional built stone cottage (c1750) in the the beautiful seaside village of Crail. It was probably originally a weaver's cottage (not a fisherman's cottage as some people assume) but it has recently been extensively refurbished wi  …see more

from £69 / night

£295 - £565 / week

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from £69 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Oakleaves - West Mersea apartment sleeps 2

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.7 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Oakleaves is a very comfortable self-contained annex within the owner's home in a quiet leafy road leading down to the sea. The self-catering accommodation has its own drive and is accessed through its own front door into a porch and hallway. The large bedroom, with e  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Bull Barn at Kirkby Malham - Kirkby Malham barn sleeps 6

North Yorkshire / Kirkby Malham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
Bull Barn cottage is a new conversion of a barn dating from the early 1600's set on a quiet lane in the charming village of Kirkby Malham.The interior of bull barn has been completed to a very high contemporary standard with open plan/kitchen dining room and lounge  …see more

from £175 / night

£720 - £760 / week

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from £175 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Callalkille - Mallaig bungalow sleeps 4

Lochaber / Mallaig

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children;
Callakille has stunning views of the working harbour of mallaig with fishing boats and ferries and looking over to Eigg,Rum,and Skye. You can take a water taxi over to knoydart to the remotest pub in britain (THE OLD FORGE ) plus you can take a ferry over to the Isle  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £58 / night

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North Rhine-Westphalia / Overath

2 2 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £78 / night

£483 / week

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from £78 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Hydrangea Cottage - Seaton house sleeps 6

Devon / Seaton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
Located in the centre of Seaton this makes the perfect base for exploring the World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast, the unique birdwatching environment of the Axe Marshes or just enjoying the clean, gently shelving pebble beach. Other local attractions include Sea  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £690 / week

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from £60 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Bentley Cottage - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 7

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 14 km; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from £120 / night

£693 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Bienvenue - St Margaret's Bay house sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Bienvenue is a peaceful cliff top retreat that can be enjoyed all year round. The spectacular sunrise over the ever changing seascape gives rise to stunning views over the English Channel to France. The range of sea vessels from cruise liner to fishing boat create endle  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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Hesse / Grundau

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £33 / night

£173 / week

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from £33 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Millers Barn Downpatrick- so peaceful - Downpatrick cottage sleeps 4

County Down / Downpatrick

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
Set in St Patrick's heartlands, 4 star Mill Barn is a distinctive, luxurious 370 year old stone cottage. Reclaimed pitch pine flooring, stone flags, wood burning stove, original fireplace, granite work tops, oak beams. Wonderful country views. A romantic location p  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £430 / week

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from £75 / night

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Las Vencias - Fuentiduena villa sleeps 10

Province of Segovia / Fuentiduena

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The cottage, Las Vencías, is located on the slope of the dam of the same name, formed by the waters of the river Duratón downstream of the Natural Park of the "Hoces del Duratón". This part of the river is between the villages of San Miguel de Bernuy and Fu  …see more

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The Cottage at Deerleap - Rowlands Castle cottage sleeps 4

Hampshire / Rowlands Castle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 29 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
The Cottage at Deerleap is a beautifully presented courtyard cottage set in the grounds of an impressive period house in the delightful Hampshire village of Rowlands Castle. The cottage is all on one level and so has easy access. There is a very comfortable sitting room  …see more

from £73 / night

£510 - £930 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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The Old Stable - Pontfaen cottage sleeps 4

Pembrokeshire / Pontfaen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The Old Stable is a 5* graded character cottage situated above the Gwaun Valley in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, 5 miles from the coast and glorious beaches. This is an area of outstanding beauty with wooded valleys, streams and waterfalls (includi  …see more

from £70 / night

£490 / week

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(37) Excellent 

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Jerry's barn, North Norfolk retreat - Aylsham barn sleeps 3

Norfolk / Aylsham

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
Jerry's barn is a stunning recent Barn conversion situated within a traditional Norfolk farmyard setting,the open plan contemporary styled interior is a light and calming space furnished to a high spec. The barn features a large mullioned window overlooking a meadow per  …see more

from £85 / night

£375 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £57 / night

£270 / week

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from £57 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Little Chauntry - Windsor cottage sleeps 4

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
This beautiful unique 18th century cottage retains its original character combined with 21st century facilities and five star amenities. An open plan ground floor style makes it ideal for families and entertaining. The kitchen leads onto a secure rear garden with outs  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £973 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Talwrn Glas - Llandegla barn sleeps 5

Denbighshire / Llandegla

3 5 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Croeso / Welcome to Talwrn Glas, a recently completed comfortable 3 bedroom self-catering accommodation with views of the Clwydian Range, the Dee Estuary and beyond.The cottage is part of a traditional Welsh longhouse that dates from the 18th Century, with the Roberts f  …see more

from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(152) Excellent 

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Godremamog Mill - Boncath gite sleeps 16

Pembrokeshire / Boncath

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Godremamog watermill offers a fantastic way to get away from it all in a beautiful secluded valley. It's wheel has been in place since 1885. Its four apartments each sleep 4, allowing lots of flexibility from couples to parties of 16 (sorry, no stags). Please go  …see more

from £263 / night

£1680 - £3000 / week

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from £263 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Riolanderie - Poulaines farmhouse sleeps 8

Indre / Poulaines

3 8 4 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Modern kitchen with breakfast bar Large dining table seats 10 Flat screen LCD TV with UK Free to Air satellite television Spacious bathroom with shower. Spiral staircase leading to three cosy bedrooms and upstairs WC. Bedroom 1 - double bed, two single beds Bedroom  …see more

from £60 / night

£395 - £425 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Foxglove Cottage in Southern Brittany - La Gacilly gite sleeps 2

Morbihan / La Gacilly

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 53 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Foxglove Cottage is a traditional stone cottage with its own enclosed garden. Downstairs there is an open plan living area with sofa,coffee table, sideboard & television, dinning table and chairs A fully fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric k  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £300 / week

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(16) Excellent 

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Beautiful Guernsey self-catering holiday cottage

Guernsey / St Martins

2 5 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Visit Guernsey and enjoy the relaxed pace of days gone by. The Ellingham Cottages have a selection of two and three bedroom cottages, plus a studio apartment - all fully equipped, spacious, spotless and comfortable. With a large garden and guest library stocked with  …see more

from £79 / night

£549 - £1129 / week

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from £79 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Finca Alessandra, villa on the river Ebro, Spain

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 30 km; Swimming pool;
Finca Alessandra is located in a peaceful rural setting outside the village of Mora La Nova in Catalunya. It is ideal for those wanting to soak up the sun while relaxing by the pool, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life.It is a 3 twin, air conditi  …see more

from £90 / night

£500 - £1315 / week

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from £90 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £174 / night

£1044 - £1470 / week

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from £174 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Lilybank - Kilchattan Bay apartment sleeps 4

Isle of Bute / Kilchattan Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Situated on the seafront the property enjoys uninterrupted views of Largs and Great Cumbrae. There are two bedrooms, one double to the front of the property and a small double to the rear with views of the garden and the hill beyond. There is a fully equipped dining k  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 - £470 / week

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Lower Saxony / Verden (Aller)

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
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from £53 / night

£305 / week

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from £53 / night

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