Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (48821)

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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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sliema

Sliema / Tigne

3 8 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 3 nights min stay

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from £79 / night

£860 - £1672 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with swimming pool in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Dordogne / Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

5 11 Min stay varies

Gite / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £222 / night

£795 - £1550 / week

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from £222 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Sliema

Island of Malta / Sliema

3 8 5 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 5 nights min stay

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from £68 / night

£473 - £692 / week

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from £68 / night

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Home rental in Mamora Bay with swimming pool

Saint Paul Parish / Mamora Bay

7 12 7 nights min stay

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / 7 nights min stay

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from £695 / night

£4865 / week

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from £695 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sucuraj

Hvar Island / Sucuraj

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £63 / night

£688 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Taormina

Province of Messina / Taormina

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £175 / night

£875 - £3700 / week

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from £175 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday castle in Chinon

Loire Valley / Chinon

7 8 4 nights min stay

Castle / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 4 nights min stay

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from £188 / night

£1313 - £2625 / week

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from £188 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cala Galdana

Menorca / Cala Galdana

4 7 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7 / Min stay varies

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from £75 / night

£520 - £1954 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Marbella, Malaga

Marbella, Malaga / Alicate Playa

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £43 / night

£600 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa rental

Ibiza / Cala de San Vicente Ibiza

4 8 1 night min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 1 night min stay

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from £450 / night

£5469 / week

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from £450 / night

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Holiday apartment in Lassi

Cephalonia / Lassi

9 23 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 9 bedrooms / sleeps 23 / 3 nights min stay

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from £225 / night

£1575 - £2653 / week

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from £225 / night

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Holiday villa in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

5 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £168 / night

£625 - £1875 / week

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from £168 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Cala San Vicente with swimming pool

Mallorca/Majorca / Cala San Vicente

4 9 7 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 7 nights min stay

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from £129 / night

£900 - £3100 / week

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from £129 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Val Thorens

Savoie / Val Thorens

3 6 7 nights min stay

Apartment / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£998 - £2500 / week

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from £143 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cabo Roig

Cabo Roig / Cala Capitan Beach

4 8 7 nights min stay

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / 7 nights min stay

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from £129 / night

£900 - £1400 / week

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from £129 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Troon

South Ayrshire / Troon

6 12 Min stay varies

House / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £390 / night

£2300 - £17500 / week

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from £390 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £141 / night

£844 - £1688 / week

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from £141 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Protaras

Protaras / Ayia Triada

3 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £75 / night

£524 - £1329 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Central Carvoeiro

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £200 / night

£1650 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta De Fuste

Caleta De Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 10 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £118 / night

£821 - £1641 / week

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from £118 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Torrox holiday villa rental

Torrox / Torrox Campo

3 6 7 nights min stay

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 7 nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£495 - £750 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Estoril / Sao Joao do Estoril

6 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £274 / night

£1915 - £3282 / week

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from £274 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Home rental in Blebo Craigs

Fife / Blebo Craigs

5 11 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Llangollen

Denbighshire / Llangollen

4 8 Min stay varies

Lodge / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£1090 - £1480 / week

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from £140 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Frigiliana

Frigiliana / Rio Chilar

2 4 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / 3 nights min stay

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from £120 / night

£855 / week

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from £120 / night

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Albufeira holiday villa rental

Faro District / Albufeira

3 6 Min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £313 / night

£1172 - £3282 / week

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from £313 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Llafranc holiday home rental

Girona Province / Llafranc

7 11 Min stay varies

House / 7 bedrooms / sleeps 11 / Min stay varies

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from £315 / night

£1990 - £2900 / week

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from £315 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with shared pool, golf nearby in Au Cap

Mahe Island / Au Cap

6 18 1 night min stay

B&B / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 18 / 1 night min stay

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from £86 / night

£602 - £8915 / week

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from £86 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Mijas Costa with golf nearby

Mijas Costa / Urbanizacion Torrenueva

5 12 Min stay varies

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £125 / night

£1700 / week

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from £125 / night

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Cisternino holiday trullo rental

Province of Brindisi / Cisternino

3 6 4 nights min stay

Trullo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / 4 nights min stay

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from £297 / night

£2071 - £3165 / week

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from £297 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Gran Alacant

Alicante province / Gran Alacant

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £80 / night

£560 - £1130 / week

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from £80 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Loches

Loire Valley / Loches

12 30 Min stay varies

Villa / 12 bedrooms / sleeps 30 / Min stay varies

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from £532 / night

£2579 - £3047 / week

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from £532 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Soto

Curacao / Soto

4 9 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / Min stay varies

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from £188 / night

£1313 - £3008 / week

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from £188 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Kypseli

Zakynthos / Kypseli

4 8 Min stay varies

Villa / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£1300 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday villa in Puerto Vallarta

Jalisco / Puerto Vallarta

5 10 1 night min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / 1 night min stay

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from £483 / night

£3380 / week

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from £483 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Sintra

Sintra / Albarraque

4 10 Min stay varies

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £188 / night

£1250 - £1696 / week

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from £188 / night

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Vancouver holiday condo rental

Vancouver / Downtown Vancouver

2 5 3 nights min stay

Condo / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / 3 nights min stay

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from £69 / night

£482 / week

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from £69 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Broadford

Isle of Skye / Broadford

4 8 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 / Min stay varies

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from £120 / night

£595 - £1295 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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St. George's holiday villa rental

Saint George Parish / St. George's

5 9 1 night min stay

Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 9 / 1 night min stay

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from £345 / night

£1725 / week

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from £345 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Frigiliana holiday apartment rental

Malaga Province / Frigiliana

2 4 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 / Min stay varies

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from £70 / night

£350 - £39500 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in East Cowes

Isle of Wight / East Cowes

2 5 Min stay varies

House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 / Min stay varies

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from £125 / night

£495 - £1300 / week

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from £125 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fort Myers Beach holiday apartment rental

Southwest Gulf Coast / Fort Myers Beach

2 6 Min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £242 / night

£1207 - £3432 / week

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from £242 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Bugibba

Island of Malta / Bugibba

3 6 Min stay varies

Penthouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 / Min stay varies

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from £36 / night

£247 - £356 / week

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from £36 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

5 10 Min stay varies

House / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £400 / night

£2500 - £3000 / week

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from £400 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Ponta Do Sol

Ponta Do Sol / Canhas

6 14 7 nights min stay

Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 14 / 7 nights min stay

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from £100 / night

£699 - £2664 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday home in Cotuit

Cape Cod / Cotuit

4 12 Min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 12 / Min stay varies

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from £345 / night

£2242 - £3897 / week

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from £345 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cetona holiday villa rental

Province of Siena / Cetona

10 20 Min stay varies

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20 / Min stay varies

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from £547 / night

£2168 - £3063 / week

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from £547 / night

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Miami holiday condo rental

Florida / Miami

3 10 Min stay varies

Condo / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 10 / Min stay varies

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from £273 / night

£1794 - £1932 / week

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from £273 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Thurnham holiday apartment rental

Maidstone / Thurnham

1 2 3 nights min stay

Apartment / 1 bedroom / sleeps 2 / 3 nights min stay

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from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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