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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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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 £45 / night

£266 / week

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from £45 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
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from £74 / night

£685 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(9) Excellent 

25

Holiday watermill with shared pool in Baza

Province of Granada / Baza

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Swimming pool
“Relaxing, peaceful, away from it all holiday.” Just had a week in La Amapola with my husband and 3 grown up children. We had a wonderful time and particularly enjoyed the peaceful setting. The table tennis kept the family happy whilst I enjoyed the su
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from £45 / night

£310 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Whitstable

Whitstable / West Beach

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A great family home, great views and a cool location.” The house is perfect to share with family and friends with lots of individual and sharing space to enjoy. The main living room/kitchen has great views and a spacious balcony with tables and chairs
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from £200 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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(4) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

114

Holiday manor house rental

Carmarthenshire / Ammanford

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £300 / night

£900 - £1750 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Very Good 

21

Westerham holiday apartment rental

Sevenoaks District / Westerham

1 4 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • 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
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from £55 / night

£350 - £450 / week

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from £55 / night

(11) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Holiday cottage in Newchapel

Pembrokeshire / Newchapel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely little cottage” Really nice little cottage suitable for couples, it has got everything you need, lots of attraction nearby.
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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(22) Excellent 

24

Cottage rental in Inkberrow

Worcestershire / Inkberrow

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Really good” I can not speak highly enough about are stay. The hole family including the dogs had a great time. The local is second to none and the owners were lovely. We are looking forward to going back some day.
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from £85 / night

£475 - £795 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Petersbach holiday gite rental

Bas-Rhin / Petersbach

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£443 / week

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from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Lyndhurst holiday home rental

New Forest / Lyndhurst

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic family getaway” We stayed at The Old Schoolhouse for 1 week at the end of may/start of june and had a fantastic time. The cottage is very spacious and homely at the same time. The kitchen is very well equipped. The garden with outdoor furnit
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from £145 / night

£725 - £825 / week

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from £145 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Megrit holiday home rental

Cotes-d'Armor / Megrit

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautifully restored historic farmhouse property with a lovely garden” A lovely old property which has been beautifully renovated to provide a clean, comfortable and well-presented haven in a lovely little village. The beautiful garden is a real fea
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from £80 / night

£412 - £912 / week

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from £80 / 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

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Holiday chalet with indoor pool in Marciac

Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£351 - £723 / week

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from £78 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic weekend spent at the Whitehouse” We had a lovely weekend going down memory lane in Lyme Regis made even more special by staying at the White House. Everything was provided and in excellent condition, we even arrived to a bottle of wine and
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from £500 / night

£2300 - £4500 / week

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from £500 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Rethymnon with swimming pool

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £164 / night

£1147 - £1983 / week

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from £164 / night

(7) Excellent 

24

Villa rental in Almancil

Faro District / Almancil

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Villa Yann awesome stay” This is the third year we have come to the Algarve and the location of the villa is excellent with great access to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa itself is nicely secluded and is very spacious with 3 large bedrooms
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from £116 / night

£647 - £1611 / week

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(4) Excellent 

14

Cala Gonone holiday apartment rental

Dorgali / Cala Gonone

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent cosy place close to the sea” The house has everything you could need for a great stay. Since we needed sleeping space for 7 people, the living room was converted into an extra bedroom through the use of the sofa bed, but the garden became ou
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from £70 / night

£450 - £888 / week

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Southwest Nova Scotia / Weymouth

4 8 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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from £71 / night

(5) Very Good 

8

Cappoquin holiday bungalow let

County Waterford / Cappoquin

3 5 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £31 / night

£217 / week

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from £31 / night

(5) Very Good 

Certificate of Excellence

76

Villa rental in Pissouri with swimming pool

Limassol District / Pissouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.125 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, great location.” The villa was fantastic with everything you need for a great holiday - a pool table to keep everyone entertained when you want a break from the sun, a great pool, shaded areas around the pool. TV with all the channels
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from £93 / night

£645 - £1014 / week

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from £93 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Auriac

Correze / Auriac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£257 - £363 / week

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from £36 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin with golf nearby in Tattershall

Lincolnshire / Tattershall

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely family stay” The site was lovely . Great setting and facilities. The view from the lodge was stunning across the lake. The lodge was well cared for and had all equipment needed. It was spacious in the rooms. Outside area around the club was
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from £110 / night

£560 - £970 / week

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(15) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Hutton le Hole

North York Moors National Park / Hutton le Hole

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Stunning Cottage in a picturesque Village” An absolutely beautiful village in North Yorkshire is the perfect back drop for Sunnyside Cottage. A cosy cottage with everything you could need for a fantastic break. The cottage is true to its heritage with
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from £100 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Beadnell holiday home rental

Northumberland / Beadnell

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beadnell break” This was are second visit to Beadnell this year but not at this property. This is by far the best property we have stayed at. The house is in a excellent location for the fantastic dog friendly beaches. Very well equipped and very clea
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from £50 / night

£285 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Puicheric holiday gite accommodation

Aude / Puicheric

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place for a family vacation” We were a family with a couple of kids. We stayes for a week and it was ALL perfect. Tha appartment was spacious, in a lovely surrounding, clean, comfortable, sunny, silent, all you can wish for a relaxing holid
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from £80 / night

£346 - £487 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Cabanas with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Cabanas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful accommodation in a perfect location.” We had a fabulous couple of weeks in Cabanas. The town house was very clean, well appointed and spacious - perfect for a family with teenagers, it even has good wifi! The property manager was delightfu
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from £100 / night

£645 - £995 / week

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avg. 41 minutes

from £100 / night

14

Le Russey holiday apartment rental

Doubs / Le Russey

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £62 / night

£434 / week

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from £62 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Torquay holiday townhouse rental

Victoria / Torquay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£719 - £1318 / week

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from £90 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Glen Roy

Fort William / Glen Roy

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lochaber cottage” Very nice beautifully situated cottage above the Roy river with a fine outdoor area. Well equipped kitchen and excellent interiors generally. 4 people maximum. Excellent place. Don't go to the Stronlossit hotel for food. The beer is
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from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Very Good 

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22

Mallwyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic fully loaded beautiful cottage” I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. It's in a fantastic location for all sorts of trips out. You are right in the countryside and yet can be on the beach within c.20 minutes (depending on roadworks)
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from £55 / night

£270 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Rhoscolyn

Anglesey / Rhoscolyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another perfect stay in this bungalow. Beautiful spot” The bungalow is well equipped and ideally situated. 10 minute walk to lovely beach. In my opinion the best beach on Ang,esey
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1140 / week

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from £100 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Wroxham self catering holiday home rental

Wroxham / Belaugh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Xmas Holiday” We booked this property as we have family in Norfolk and wanted an House big enough to be able to entertain them and the house certainly did that!!! The living and dining area are excellent for guests and we sat 12 around the dining ta
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from £175 / night

£995 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Montrose holiday home rental

Angus / Montrose

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Cottage Wonderful views” Tastefully decorated & comfortably slept 8, with 2 bedrooms on ground floor helped with elderly relatives. Great views over the basin watching the wildlife.Very clean and well maintained cottage ( felt like new).A sm
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from £120 / night

£675 - £1100 / week

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(5) Very Good 

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Loosdrecht holiday chalet rental

North Holland Province / Loosdrecht

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A very nice relaxing stay” A very nice little chalet, south facing so lots of sunshine if you want to relax. Bedroom, bathroom and lounge- kitchen area very clean and airy. I would definitely recommend it for a couple but not more. The site is very ni
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from £62 / night

£404 - £829 / week

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from £62 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Penycwm

Pembrokeshire / Penycwm

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £50 / night

£325 - £925 / week

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from £50 / night

(40) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Over Haddon

Bakewell / Over Haddon

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Barn and location” We have just returned from a lovely weekend at The Dutch Barn. The location is stunning and the barn itself is clean, comfortable and equipped to a very high standard. The hot tub was much appreciated and enjoyed after lon
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from £114 / night

£618 - £1202 / week

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from £114 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Rheenendal

Knysna / Rheenendal

1 5 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £45 / night

£290 / week

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from £45 / night

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Villa rental in Ko Lanta with swimming pool

Krabi Province / Ko Lanta

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £135 / night

£755 - £3097 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Middleton on Sea

Bognor Regis / Middleton on Sea

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great stay” The owners showed great service, with really nice touches. The property is superbly designed and equipped. The accommodation flows really well, even the annex portion is part of the house. Lots of storage. The location is great for the
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from £200 / night

£800 - £1850 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Saint-Pierre with shared pool

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Pierre

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£257 - £346 / week

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from £37 / night

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