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Rural retreats (46524)

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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(16) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Kokkino Chorio

Chania Prefecture / Kokkino Chorio

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Best” The most amazing place I have ever stayed. The accommodation is perferct - the location is more than perfect - the view is stunning. You can not find anything wrong with this villa. This was our first time to Crete and we have already  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 - £1450 / week

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from £115 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!  …see more

from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely villa great holiday” 5 of us came to stay, 4 adults, one child. Had a fantastic time. The pool was great, though quite deep if you aren't strong swimmers. We bought a load of cheap floats which did us nicely. The villa was clean and has everyth  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1610 / week

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from £86 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil  …see more

from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trimiklini

Limassol District / Trimiklini

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and peaceful village house” Such a wonderful welcome from Mandy, who prepared the house and plenty of kind attentions for us. The house is marvellous and situated in a quiet street of the village. You can easily drive to Limassol or to the m  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

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Cantal / Mauriac

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £61 / night

£261 - £679 / week

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from £61 / night

(16) Excellent 

24

Gite letting in Arricau-Bordes

Bearn / Arricau-Bordes

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful, calm and relaxing” Beautiful pool with lovely surrounding shrubs and the gorgeous smell of jasmine pervading the air. Could not see the Pyrenees from the gite as mostly clludy or bright and hazy. The photos on the website are quite old and  …see more

from £65 / night

£380 - £490 / week

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from £65 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

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

(29) Excellent 

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Little Bavington holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Little Bavington

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect getaway” I booked my parents a very much needed short break at The Bothy. They thoroughly enjoyed their stay. They described the cottage as home from home. It was fully equipped and so cosy and welcoming. The surrounds are so relaxing and  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Holiday bungalow in Merrymeet

Liskeard / Merrymeet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb” the whole thing was great from booking to leaving will be using again. When we arrived there were complimentary tea and coffee supplies and even a pack of biscuits!! The place is set amongst beautiful countryside and is idilic. I will be recom  …see more

from £50 / night

£170 - £560 / week

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from £50 / night

(44) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Abriachan holiday cottage rental

Inverness / Abriachan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t  …see more

from £74 / night

£420 - £1200 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec  …see more

from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Callao Salvaje

Adeje / Callao Salvaje

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £81 / night

£565 - £1070 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Average 

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Cotes-d'Armor / Matignon

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £74 / night

£427 - £1296 / week

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from £74 / night

(33) Excellent 

25

Cottage rental in Breasclete

Isle of Lewis / Breasclete

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Zambrone

Province of Vibo Valentia / Zambrone

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £56 / night

£279 - £435 / week

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from £56 / night

(56) Excellent 

23

Stanwick St John holiday manor house rental

Richmond / Stanwick St John

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent facilities, lovely house and garden and very welcoming - a great place for an extended family to celebrate.” Spotlessly clean and with good sized bedrooms. Plenty of indoor activities for all. Great barbecue. Thoroughly recommended. Tip -  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1900 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per  …see more

from £162 / night

£1131 - £2827 / week

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from £162 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold

Cotswolds / Stow-on-the-Wold

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“lilac Cottage” Had a lovely stay here while exploring the cotswolds. The open fire was perfect after a long days walking and cottage had everything you would need plus more. Kitchen well equipped and comfy beds. Lovely views of the hills from the bedr  …see more

from £65 / night

£400 - £685 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puerto Princesa holiday villa rental

Palawan Island / Puerto Princesa

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £238 / night

£1533 - £1871 / week

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from £238 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing Place” We stayed at The Court for 3 nights over New Year and could not have asked for more. Tracey is extremely welcoming and makes you feel like you have known her forever. On arrival we were left an abundance of goodies which included eg  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £635 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £1190 / week

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from £118 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Ms” This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but t  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

24

Vinca holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

3 5 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£499 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Westerham holiday apartment rental

Sevenoaks District / Westerham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Beautiful accommodation, clean and spacious with great facilities. Far enough away from the main road to allow peace and quiet but close enough to all links to not be isolated. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful without b  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Communaute d'Agglomeration du Pays Ajaccien / Sarrola-Carcopino

Studio 2 7 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £26 / night

£181 - £407 / week

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from £26 / night

(53) Excellent 

20

Home letting in Llangors

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A group of friends pretend to have a walking holiday” Great place for a group of friends to have a weekend. We managed two walks in the beautiful countryside and treated ourselves to the local pub for lunch, the hot tub at the house and social drinkin  …see more

from £102 / night

£286 - £1526 / week

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from £102 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Grande-Terre Island / Port-Louis

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£287 / week

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from £41 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Woodside Cottage” The accommodation was faultless, spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchen and dining area with modern appliances, lounge area with up to date entertainment bathroom and en-suite facilities spotless. Fabulous cottage steeped in histor  …see more

from £85 / night

£650 - £1200 / week

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from £85 / night

(56) 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
“Amazing stay, fabulous cottage in beautiful setting. Hard to beat.” we had an absolutely amazing stay. The views are fabulous, the house is beautiful so warm inside with everything you could possible need for a self catering holiday in Iceland. Lots o  …see more

from £174 / night

£1044 - £1842 / week

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from £174 / night

(33) 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  …see more

from £75 / night

£360 - £580 / week

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Studio rental in Pluvigner with golf nearby

Morbihan / Pluvigner

Studio 4 2 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly

from £57 / night

£356 - £503 / week

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from £57 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Cantobre

Aveyron / Cantobre

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£444 - £744 / week

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from £45 / night

(8) Excellent 

22

Holiday cottage rental

Devon / Appledore

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £125 / night

£400 - £975 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Grande-Terre Island / Sainte-Anne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £35 / night

£244 - £396 / week

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from £35 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Schoenenberg-Kuebelberg

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £48 / night

£305 - £579 / week

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from £48 / night

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Middle Franconia / Roth

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly

from £77 / night

£475 / week

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from £77 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Svoronata with swimming pool

Svoronata / Metaxata

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect choice” We were extremely happy with the villa which is beautifully presented and designed. Tony and Margaret met us at the airport, helping us manage the hire car arrangements and transport luggage as well as find the villa. We wondered if it  …see more

from £78 / night

£550 - £1100 / week

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from £78 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Tofo holiday home rental

Inhambane Province / Tofo

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful beach house and surroundings” We had an amazing stay at the Praia da Rocha house during our 5 days there. Not only is the house beautiful with lots of space, light and air, it has a ridiculously spectacular view of the ocean. The bedrooms  …see more

from £166 / night

£1162 / week

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from £166 / night

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