Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (52440)

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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(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 £150 / night

£1044 - £2088 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Very Good 

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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

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(64) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £176 / night

£1053 - £1858 / week

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from £176 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Blockley holiday cottage rental

Moreton-in-Marsh / Blockley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A great cosy cottage in Blockley for two.” This was the fourth property we have rented in the Cotswolds area in the last 12 months. We rate this number "one" based on property facilities, welcoming treats, location, and for the time of the year we boo
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from £65 / night

£700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Gite rental in Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

Ardeche / Saint-Cirgues-en-Montagne

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £44 / night

£264 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bled

Upper Carniola Region / Bled

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £39 / night

£263 - £1012 / week

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from £39 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Iznajar holiday villa rental

Iznajar / La Cruz de Algaida

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little corner of heaven in Southern Spain” This house is absolutely beautiful in every way. It is in a quiet, rural location with spectacular surroundings and amazing views (particularly from the top terrace). It is designed and finished to a really
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from £65 / night

£450 - £1100 / week

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from £65 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Holiday studio in Collioure

Collioure / Faubourg

Studio 4 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous caring hosts, very comfy apartment with beautiful views, parking and pool” Very caring and helpful hosts, Paul and Chrissie. I was met at the train station and taken back when I left, great start to my holiday and helpful on my return trip. N
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from £44 / night

£308 - £786 / week

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from £44 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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from £262 / night

(20) Excellent 

21

Log cabin rental in Fludir

South Region / Fludir

1 10 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £264 / night

£1272 - £4343 / week

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avg. 2 hours 12 minutes

from £264 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(28) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £40 / night

£264 - £483 / week

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avg. 1 hour 42 minutes

from £40 / night

(37) Excellent 

29

Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday !!” Absolutely fantastic holiday, a huge thanks to Tracy & Geoff who were the most attentive and friendly hosts I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Everything was thought of from the beautiful home made scones, bread, etc that was
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from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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avg. 1 hour 10 minutes

from £60 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Tiverton

Devon / Tiverton

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Our stay at Eden” Always have fantastic time here and it's great to get away from a busy life! We go here every January and each time we visit we don't want to leave! Hot tub is amazing and Rob and corin are fantastic hosts..highly recommend!
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from £99 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £99 / night

(42) Excellent 

32

Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
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from £135 / night

£860 - £1800 / week

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from £135 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” I endorse everything good that other reviewers have said about this cottage and would add that it's a few minutes (off road) walk from excellent bus routes to Leyburn, Richmond and Ripon - all of which are of interest, especially on market
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from £87 / night

£495 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £87 / night

(22) 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
“Pet Friendly Home From Home” Close to beach,super well equiped,very comfortable and spacious. Dog friendly rear garden well fenced. Friendly welcoming Owner close at hand if you have any problems.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

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 £71 / night

£483 - £869 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Excellent 

43

Port Elizabeth holiday home rental

Eastern Cape / Port Elizabeth

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Excellent 

29

Pomos holiday villa rental

Paphos District / Pomos

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“wow! what an experience!” The property is very aptly named "Villa Paradiso". On our arrival we walked into the living room and we all looked at each other and did a chorus "Wow". The view is stunning and the design of the house means that each room
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from £182 / night

£1272 - £2018 / week

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avg. 1 hour 21 minutes

from £182 / night

(38) Excellent 

19

Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.
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from £71 / night

£480 - £839 / week

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avg. 3 hours 13 minutes

from £71 / night

(12) Excellent 

9

Hebden Bridge holiday cottage rental

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

10

Holiday bungalow in Minster on Sea

Isle of Sheppey / Minster on Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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avg. 3 hours 57 minutes

from £50 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Whitby

Scarborough District / Whitby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Wow Just Wow” It's the sort of home that you would buy in a flash if you could. Beautiful setting - probably the best view of all of the houses in the vicinity. The wonderful viaduct and river give a really unique feel. The house was equipped wi
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from £85 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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(44) Excellent 

31

Holiday apartment in Tenby

Pembrokeshire / Tenby

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat excellent location” Great location and good find in the centre of Tenby. All aspects of the flat are as per the description and everything worked out well from collecting the keys to leaving on the Sunday. Flat was clean spacious and had
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from £95 / night

£445 - £1095 / week

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avg. 2 hours 51 minutes

from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

25

Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £106 / night

£808 - £1193 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £106 / night

11

Holiday home in Selters (Westerwald)

Rhineland-Palatinate / Selters (Westerwald)

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

from £51 / night

£283 / week

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from £51 / night

(56) Excellent 

27

Moelfre holiday home rental

Anglesey / Moelfre

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“great place to stay” Great location - easy access to harbour, coastal path and village shops. Fixtures and fittings were good - two bathrooms made life easier. Fenced in secure garden was perfect for our dog who had space to explore. We'll definitel
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from £70 / night

£425 - £825 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £70 / night

(25) Excellent 

45

Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here
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from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £28 / night

(63) Excellent 

19

Marazion holiday cottage rental

Cornwall / Marazion

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“A real Gem” My wife and I stayed in this beautiful cottage for a week, it was so well equipped, everything you needed to make your stay comfortable. The welcome pack was beyond generous with the most delicious home cooked meal left for us. The view is
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from £57 / night

£399 - £1125 / week

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avg. 2 hours 13 minutes

from £57 / night

(15) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Reighton

North Yorkshire / Reighton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £75 / night

£525 - £750 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Richards Castle holiday barn rental

Ludlow / Richards Castle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

22

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

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely cottage in perfect location” This was a lovely cottage. Perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Noss Mayo with stunning cliff-top walks and easy access to the historic city of Plymouth and its amenities. The cottage was full of character
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from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £52 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Faro Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Charming well-equipped villa with stunning heated pool” La Casa Blanca is absolutely perfect villa for a small group or family. Even though it is located in residental area, it offers a good possibility for a private holiday. There were some construct
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from £135 / night

£945 - £1410 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £135 / night

(6) Excellent 

25

Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday home rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful apartment” The minute we arrived at Le gecko we instantly felt comfortable. The apartment was very modern and well equipped with lovely furnishings, Myself and my family loved the relaxing TV room on the top floor where we would
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from £53 / night

£369 - £461 / week

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from £53 / night

(19) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Campo de Golfe

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family week away in the sun!” This was our 9th time on the island and I can honestly say villa Amarillo, in particular the outside area and pool is the nicest we have encountered. We had a wonderful week, the weather was gorgeous and we were
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1246 / week

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avg. 2 hours 18 minutes

from £120 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Coches

Savoie / Les Coches

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Greate place with children” Nice and clean. View for Monte Blanche, close to car park and center of village. Access to swimming pool , great for children!! -keep them busy. Big living-room what give you a chance to spend relaxing time with family.
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1700 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £100 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Home rental in Bowness-on-Windermere with golf nearby

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £115 / night

£525 - £1095 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £115 / night

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