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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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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

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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

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Poor 

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Aegean Star apartments folegandros - Karavostasis b&b sleeps 20

Folegandros / Karavostasis

4 20 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Air conditioning; No pets allowed;
Welcome to Aegean Star Hotel Apartments! Folegandros …The small diamond of Cyclades! The most southern island of the Cyclades cluster between Santorini and Milos. Folegandros extent, reaches the 32 km2 and its distance from Piraeus is 102 n.m. The picturesque port of  …see more

from £42 / night

£82 / week

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CLUB VERDIGRIS Romantic BLUE LAGOON Retreat for 2

Somerset / Esk

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
CLUB VERDIGRIS - Affordable ultra-luxurious Romantic Delight - fabulous idyllic serene couples Retreat. Studio Villa with timber deck to relax under the stars; rural outlook over lake, loads of birds & wildlife. Luxury amenities; we can also supply meals. The suite has  …see more

from £70 / night

£437 - £727 / week

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from £70 / night

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Libyan Breeze sea view villa - Sfakia villa sleeps 8

Chania Prefecture / Sfakia

3 8 3 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Our place has magnificent view and we are located in an area of arts and civilization. Our villa is ideal for couples, persons that like nature and sports, professional travelers and of course for families with kids. If you are a big group you are also welcome. Pets are  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

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State of Bahia / Salinas da Margarida

6 20 1 night min stay

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £230 / night

£764 / week

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from £230 / night

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Villa Nicholas - Xylofagou villa sleeps 6

Larnaka District / Xylofagou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
A very well maintained and decorated three bedroom villa situated in the village of Xylofagou. The villa has its own private pool and it just a short 5/10 minute drive to the beaches of Dhekalia and Ayia Napa. Ideal for families wanting a relaxing holiday but close enou  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Mot Mot Lodge Tobago - Mount Irvine villa sleeps 12

Tobago / Mount Irvine

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
As soon as you walk through the front door you are struck by the sheer tranquillity and elegance of your surroundings. Mot Mot Lodge is beautifully appointed with everything you could wish for to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A short walk throug  …see more

from £230 / night

£1610 / week

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from £230 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Villa Relax - Song Cau house sleeps 8

Quy Nhon / Song Cau

4 8 3 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
Welcome to our paradise on earth - perhaps even yours to be?Miles of beautiful beach, postcard palm trees and white sand is something you have to get used to.Take advantage of the incredible serenity that surrounds Gahn Do, without any loud discotheque or bar streetPut  …see more

from £78 / night

£500 - £638 / week

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from £78 / night

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Haut-Rhin / Oberhergheim

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
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(4) Excellent 

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Salen Cottage - Ardnamurchan Peninsula cottage sleeps 2

Lochaber / Ardnamurchan Peninsula

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
Salen Cottage Is an old stone Cottage built about 1853 and has been recently restored to provide superb holiday accommodation.The Cottage is in the village of Salen which is a small west Highland village beside the sea. Salen has a lovely hotel which provides excellent  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £450 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Villa My Long Homestay, Can Tho, Vietnam

Mekong Delta / Can Tho

2 6 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Air conditioning;
Villa My Long is a comfortable 5-room home stay with a rooftop terrace overlooking the river. It offers the amenities and activities for a peaceful and relaxing stay. All the rooms (32 m2 each) have private patio or balcony with garden view and are fully equipped with a  …see more

from £37 / night

£257 / week

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from £37 / night

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Pissouri Cyprus Holiday villa - Pissouri Bay villa sleeps 8

Pissouri / Pissouri Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The villa is situated at Pissoury village, just a 15 minute drive from Paphos Airport, 10 min drive from Aphrodide Hills Resort and Golf and just 5 minutes drive from Pissouri bay. This is a wonderful luxury villa set within its own landscaped gardens and a small fo  …see more

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Quality Mote - Yarrawonga hotel apartment sleeps 20

Victoria / Yarrawonga

10 20 1 night min stay

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Quality Motel Yarrawonga offers accommodation in Yarrawonga. Free private parking is available on site.Every room at this motel is air conditioned and has a TV. You will find a kettle in the room. The rooms come with a private bathroom.There is room service at the prope  …see more

from £53 / night

£175 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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villa sakura benalmadena - Benalauria chalet sleeps 4

Province of Malaga / Benalauria

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Swimming pool;
its the bottomfloor of a villa, with private garden and pool, the topfloor is occupied by owner who flies up and down between holland and spain it has a brandnew kitchen its in walking distance from ,pharmacy supermarket and bars and restaurants, the beach is less than  …see more

from £120 / night

£685 / week

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from £120 / night

(2) Very Good 

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AGNADI SYROS STUDIOS - Megas Yialos-Nites hotel apartment sleeps 4

Syros / Megas Yialos-Nites

7 4 2 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 20 km; Child friendly ;
Very carefully built, in a wider estate of 4000 square meters and 30 meters away from the seaside, our studios are fully equipped with: Bathroom Kitchen (private in every studio and one of common use for every three rooms). Refrigerator TV Telephone  …see more

from £44 / night

£259 - £604 / week

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from £44 / night

(8) Excellent 

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San Andres and Providencia Department / Providencia Island

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Child friendly ;
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from £47 / night

£326 / week

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from £47 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Orange Blossom - Alethriko villa sleeps 8

Larnaka District / Alethriko

4 8 7 nights min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Orange Blossom Villa has an air of luxury and offers a very homely feel throughout the property. Ideally situated on a small complex of luxury villas. The detached Villa is fully air conditioned and offers open plan living space on the ground floor and lounge, dining  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Haute-Corse / Ogliastro

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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from £56 / night

£388 - £552 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mahe Island / Anse Royale

1 4 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(1) Good 

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Country Vacations - Holiday Rental - Bandipur cottage sleeps 5

Karnataka / Bandipur

2 5 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
We have a country vacation holiday that can be rented. Country vacations is available in many locations in India. You chose the location and dates and you can take a booking from me.Country vacations come with a nice serene location with dining options. Worth for a leis  …see more

from £82 / night

£466 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tigh Fraoich, Mountain & sea-loch views, STB 5*

Isle of Skye / Carbost

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 4 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
New to Isle-of-Skye Holiday Cottages for forthcoming 2016 is Tigh Fraoich, designed by a local architect Donald MacSween and built by ourselves. This house is situated above Talisker Distiilery and has wonderful views up Loch Harport to the Cuillin Hills beyond. To re  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Bethany Cottages- Brick Cottage and Cellar Cottage

Barossa Valley / Tanunda

3 4 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 70 km; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
We have two, adjacent Bed and Breakfast cottages in the village of Bethany in the centre of the beautiful Barossa Valley; surrounded by vineyards & with views of the Barossa Ranges. Cellar Cottage has 2 bedrooms, one of which is a cosy, dry cellar bedroom, suitable for  …see more

from £99 / night

£495 / week

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from £99 / night

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Bompas

Studio 4 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
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from £39 / night

£272 - £690 / week

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from £39 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Villa Olive Garden - Mesudiye villa sleeps 6

Datca / Mesudiye

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
This beautiful villa set in spacious gardens was built with hand cut stone, quarried locally to blend in with the traditional style of the region. Located in the Datca peninsula renowned for its natural beauty, unspoiled by tourism, and considered one of the worlds heal  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £1200 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Aphrodites Beach NW Cyprus Coast, Lefke, Kyrenia

Nicosia District / Ghaziveran

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Swimming pool;
The price shown to pay may include £100 refundable deposit, please check details. Bookings under £295, may not include agent's costs of £75 per booking, and have to be added manually, but max £295 total rent and agent's costs. This is a safe and secure Northern Cy  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £295 / week

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Lake view guest house Gylterud - Mangskog cottage sleeps 4

Varmland County / Mangskog

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Child friendly ;
Our guesthouse is completely refurbished with the purpose to invite friends and to let it out to everybody who wants to enjoy the peaceful rural surroundings of Sweden, especially what the area Mangskog, of which Gylterud is a small part, has to offer. The sofa can be c  …see more

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Luxury Double Story Guest House - Chintsa house sleeps 12

Eastern Cape / Chintsa

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
This Luxury Double Story Guest House is located 600m from the beach on the Wild Coast of South Africa. It's elegantly decorated and fully equipped for all your needs. Wake up to the sounds of the Ocean and enjoy spectacular views of unspoilt sandy beaches and coastline.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

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Beachside Getaway Robe - Boatswain Point barn sleeps 6

South Australia / Boatswain Point

3 6 2 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Beachside Getaway is nestled in the quiet little fishing village of Boatswains Point, which is located between Robe and Cape Jaffa on the Limestone Coast, South Australia. This peaceful location offers access to year round dog friendly beaches and is a short drive from  …see more

from £131 / night

£748 - £1399 / week

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from £131 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Beach House Lodge - Salt Rock house sleeps 8

Ballito / Salt Rock

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
This luxurious award winning beach house offers you all amenities and has 24 hour patrolled security. Friendly staff make it the most chilled and memorable holiday. It is the perfect base to venture out from. World heritage sites and big five game reserves within 2 hrs  …see more

from £255 / night

£1785 / week

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from £255 / night

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Province of Catania / Maletto

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Air conditioning; Pet friendly;
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from £69 / night

£483 / week

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from £69 / night

(28) Excellent 

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The Cider House - Wilmcote cottage sleeps 2

Warwickshire / Wilmcote

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
5 Star Accommodation ~ Full Sky HD Package ~ High Speed Fibre Optic Broadband ~ Open Plan Design ~ Air Conditioning ~ High Spec Fitted Kitchen including integral Washing Machine, Dishwasher and Fridge ~ Microwave ~ Full Gas Central Heating ~ Wi-Fi ~ 32" HD Samsung Smar  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £505 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua - Miranda finca sleeps 6

State of Mato Grosso do Sul / Miranda

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car not necessary;
The Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua is a bed and breakfast located on a working ranch (fazenda) in the "Portal do Pantanal" (Gateway to the Pantanal - 15kms from Miranda Centro).Our guests can expect: High quality tours in small, private groups; A multi-lingual team f  …see more

from £99 / night

£4091 / week

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from £99 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Tranquil Sea View Apartment - Sea Terra Marina apartment sleeps 4

Tatlisu / Sea Terra Marina

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
The apartment is located in Northern Cyprus, outside the small village and with few fishing boats. The exact GPS is 35.399510, 33.738456. It's a compound of 7 apartment blocks with 24h maintenance service and security. The apartment is located in the front building  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Casas Patacho - Praia do Patacho house sleeps 10

Porto de Pedras / Praia do Patacho

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
- Modern architecture and furniture- Porches and terraces with hammocks and barbecue- Sea view and constant sea breeze- Large living room with sofa-bed open kitchen and eating area- Suite with queen size bed, air conditioner, closet and own bathroom- Bedroom with two si  …see more

from £114 / night

£720 - £834 / week

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from £114 / night

(12) Excellent 

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B7 Kotor View - Muo apartment sleeps 6

Kotor Municipality / Muo

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Swimming pool;
This luxurious, newly built penthouse apartment has panoramic views across the Bay of Kotor to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor old town. With 2 spacious bedrooms, modern, open-plan living area , 2 large balconies and a prime Kotor-Muo location, the apartment is  …see more

from £85 / night

£575 - £675 / week

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Loir-et-Cher / Mur-de-Sologne

3 12 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning; Ask about pets;
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from £16 / night

£432 - £1626 / week

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from £16 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Tardis on the Tamar - Clarence Point cottage sleeps 2

Tasmania / Clarence Point

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 10 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
The Tamar Valley has the freshest air and the healthiest climate, with picturesque orchards, forests and pastures. The cottage has been designed for travellers who want to experience the relaxed lifestyle and enjoy the quiet. Spend a wonderful day exploring the wine and  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Bergerie St Madeleine - Orgon villa sleeps 6

Bouches-du-Rhone / Orgon

3 6 7 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 60 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
The villa has three double bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom and A/C, one with a double bed and two with singles, which can be converted into doubles. The private pool, is in view of the house and within a courtyard filled with trees and plants. There is a c  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £2038 / week

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from £122 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Casa Visitar - Butler bungalow sleeps 7

Quinns Rocks / Butler

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Swimming pool;
Casa Visitar is a few minutes walk to the large Kingsbridge boulevard park with it's abundance of birds and ducks.The home comprises kids play area with Wii & Play station bring your games! Lounge area,kitchen & dining indoors and out. Wireless internet bro  …see more

from £146 / night

£518 - £1078 / week

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from £146 / night

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