Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (47559)

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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Luxury attached holiday villa4 - Buje townhouse sleeps 6

Istria / Buje

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Discount 20% in September!! ***Fast broadband internet connection provided free of charge***discount*** Nintendo Wii***The accommodation consists of a very spacious, open-plan living/dining/kitchen area freshly decorated and furnished in neutral colours with sofa, armc  …see more

from £93 / night

£561 / week

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from £93 / night

23

Marcheholiday Casa Elisa - Acqualagna villa sleeps 5

Acqualagna / Acqualagna

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Swimming pool
This little country villa is only 3 km far from Acqualagna, famous truffle town where you can eat quality truffle all year long. The house location offers privacy, in fact the property is completely fenced. On one hand you can admire the enchanting panorama of the Furlo  …see more

from £113 / night

£690 / week

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from £113 / night

4

Amorgos / Aegiali

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £26 / night

£182 - £302 / week

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from £26 / night

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10

Rideau Lakes / Elgin

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £101 / night

£702 / week

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from £101 / night

45

La Loggia - Licciana Nardi villa sleeps 10

Province of Massa Carrara / Licciana Nardi

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful restored farmhouse with a host of character and orinigal rustic charm andprivate swimming pool. Set on a picturesque courtyard surrounded by open fields with views to thehills. Guest house sleeps up to 8 additional guests.AccommodationThe property comprises: t  …see more

from £311 / night

£2156 / week

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from £311 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Casa La Molina No:3 - Comares apartment sleeps 4

Costa del Sol / Comares

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Casa la Molina is a new building divided into four modern apartments. There is a security gated entrance. Each of the four apartments is different in size and character but all are finished to a high standard and fully furnished in a modern manner. Comfort and style are  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £455 / week

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from £50 / night

(13) Very Good 

32

12 Sunset, Patara Prince - Patara Prince Resort villa sleeps 6

Kalkan / Patara Prince Resort

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
From the moment you arrive at the exclusive 4 Star Patara Prince resort you will find yourself relaxing and the stresses of everyday life ebb away. You will be greeted by beautiful architecture, mature landscaped gardens and wonderful Turkish hospitality. As you make  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £450 / week

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from £58 / night

(2) Excellent 

37

Villa Marissa is a luxury 2 bedroom Villa - La Alfoquia villa sleeps 6

Arboleas / La Alfoquia

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ideal for family holiday rentalsVilla Marissa is a ideal villa to rent for an authentic Andalucian holiday. It has 2 bedrooms and can sleep up-to 6 people . The modern styled kitchen makes self catering a pleasure. TranquilitySwim and lounge around the private pool ww  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £400 / week

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from £54 / night

17

Quinta Alfarrobeira - Chapel Suite - Odiaxere studio sleeps 2

Lagos / Odiaxere

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
The Chapel Suite is an enchanting room with a vaulted ceiling, a kitchenette and a romantic bathroom in Moorish style. Huge doors open onto a private terrace and an inner garden. The Chapel Suite is set in an inspiring estate of 6 ha situated on a hill, with magnificent  …see more

from £74 / night

£496 / week

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from £74 / night

61

Tenerife / Puertito De Adeje, El

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £35 / night

£242 - £344 / week

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from £35 / night

20

La Mezquida - Javea Port villa sleeps 8

Javea / Javea Port

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Fabulous holiday villa with sea views, WIFI, air conditioning and walking distance into the port of Javea. Sleeps up to 8 people.Traditional “hippie-chic” Mediterranean villa, located in the port in one of the best areas in Javea and enjoying wonderful sea views fro  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 - £2582 / week

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from £185 / night

27

Costa Mediterranea HomeHoliday 4 - Cefalu villa sleeps 6

Province of Palermo / Cefalu

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Located on the promenade of Campofelice di Roccella (Location 7 km from Cefalu) Costa Mediterranea Homeholiday is the ideal place to spend a holiday in freedom and to feel comfortable at home. With the sea always there, welcoming and festive and the land, so rich in his  …see more

from £50 / night

£268 - £738 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

57

VILLA SOFIA - Bellagio villa sleeps 10

Lake Como / Bellagio

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Villa Sofia is located on the hill of Bellagio ( 10 minutes driving to the center ), wrapped in the quite, ideal to take the right relax. advisable for more friends couples, family with children ( little kinder garden in the garden ).Parking facilities.WIFI free.wal  …see more

from £130 / night

£949 - £2656 / week

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from £130 / night

23

Arrondissement of La Trinite / La Trinite

5 12 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £241 / night

£1684 - £2372 / week

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from £241 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cantabria / Caloca

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

13

Province of Lecce / Patu

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £87 / night

£604 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Oakdale - Horning chalet sleeps 4

Norwich / Horning

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This chalet bungalow offers all ground floor accommodation. On the edge of the village, it is in a quiet location, watch the world and the boats go by. There is a good sized garden with furniture, and free fishing and mooring. There are various boat yards in the vill  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £525 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Very Good 

23

FAMILY HOUSE IN BEAUTIFUL LOCATION - Pohorje house sleeps 7

Styria Region / Pohorje

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Hocko Pohorje is a very picturesque hamlet in the Pohorje region, situated just outside the countryside village of Hoce and 10km from the City of Maribor. The house is a short walk from Hoce Village, with fantastic views over the countryside and woodland. The house is v  …see more

from £104 / night

£483 - £625 / week

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from £104 / night

(8) Excellent 

29

The Lindens - OC122 - Croyde bungalow sleeps 10

Braunton / Croyde

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Attention to detail is the key to the luxury and welcoming accommodation at The Lindens. Everything you need is provided to enjoy a fantastic family holiday in picturesque Croyde. Open plan kitchen/dining room Contemporary kitchen with large island with breakfast bar  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2565 / week

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from £143 / night

16

Applegarth - Hurdlow cottage sleeps 6

Peak District National Park / Hurdlow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Applegarth is situated at Hurdlow Grange which is a group of luxury farmhouses and barns that can sleep any combination of people between 4 and 43. Bat's Belfry has been converted to an exceptional standard mixing contemporary style with traditional buildings and f  …see more

from £130 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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10, The Lawn, Castletownshend - Castletownshend house sleeps 7

County Cork / Castletownshend

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
The house is located in a beautiful Architect designed development located at the entrance to the charming old village of Castletownshend. It has an open-plan living area with three comfortable couches situated around an open fire for cosy nights. It has a well equippe  …see more

from £37 / night

£259 - £388 / week

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from £37 / night

8

L'Hirondelle - Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard gite sleeps 6

Charente / Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
If you are looking for a relaxing break in one of the sunniest and most unspoilt regions of France, then look no further!Le Grand Vignaud Gites offers comfortable family accomodation, set in a peaceful rural hamlet, with panoramic views over the surrounding valleys and  …see more

from £55 / night

£380 / week

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from £55 / night

13

studio Bertosa - Porec studio sleeps 2

Istria / Porec

Studio 2 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The studio-apartment is located on the first floor of the house, situated in a quiet location in Porec. The closest store is located 500 meters from the apartments, and a restaurant is only 400 meters away. The nearest beach is 800 meters away. This attractive studio ap  …see more

from £25 / night

£169 - £479 / week

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from £25 / night

14

Pyrenees-Orientales / Sorede

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £82 / night

£302 - £475 / week

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from £82 / night

26

Fork & Fallow Cottage - Byron Bay cottage sleeps 4

New South Wales / Byron Bay

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fork and Fallow Cottage is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland. Located on an idyllic 120-acre farm with uninterrupted views of rolling green hills, tree-lined creeks and cattle grazing on lush pasture. The cottage offers countryside tranqui  …see more

from £147 / night

£702 - £1360 / week

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from £147 / night

27

Mas de Thau - Picpoul. Family with kids club - Montagnac gite sleeps 5

Herault / Montagnac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is an 18th century winery renovated into a holiday paradise with large pool, children pool, jaccuzi, and a well being center with sauna, hammam, massages etc... all you need for a great family time away. Located in a village in the sunny Languedoc-Rousillon this g  …see more

from £203 / night

£1294 - £2897 / week

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from £203 / night

12

Navarre / Ezkurra

4 13 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £173 / night

£1207 / week

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from £173 / night

21

Son Caliu - Manacor finca sleeps 10

Majorca / Manacor

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool
Spectacular home in the countryside, at the foot of the mountain Bonany where a small monastery. The home has high quality finishes Majorcan style. Perfect for families or groups of friends.You can enjoy the large swimming pool, barbecue and garden. Inside we find a lar  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 - £2414 / week

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from £200 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

California / Badger

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 42 km
  • Child friendly

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from £168 / night

£1171 / week

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from £168 / night

(1) Excellent 

71

* The Levante * Es Trenc Beach, Finca Can Domingo - Campos finca sleeps 2

Majorca / Campos

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Beautiful duplex located in a former stable, the ground floor lounge with fireplace, dining room, kitchen bathroom, the first mezzanine bedroom solid oak flooring, shower room, the charm of the old kitchen completely equipped, fridge, freezer, hob, hood with external ou  …see more

from £87 / night

£427 - £875 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

Heath Farm Holiday Cottages - Swerford cottage sleeps 2

Chipping Norton / Swerford

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Hazelnut main door opens into a luxurious custom built kitchen with eye level oven and fridge. Through folding doors you enter the main living area with a round table and chairs, comfy sofa, rugs and open fire.A heavy curtain divides this from the peaceful sleeping area  …see more

from £101 / night

£404 / week

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from £101 / night

13

House Xica with private pool in Santa Luzia - Santa Luzia house sleeps 4

Faro District / Santa Luzia

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
The house is located in Algarve close to Tavira, in the natural Park of Ria Formosa. The house is in edge of the village, beside the lagoon, with its flamingos, herons, egrets, coots, curlews, red shanks and ducks sanctuary.All shops and restaurants are walking distance  …see more

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

23

Lot-et-Garonne / Villereal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £136 / night

£949 - £1250 / week

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from £136 / night

(18) Very Good 

20

Tree Tops - Port Navas cottage sleeps 6

Falmouth / Port Navas

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
Tree Tops is a self-catering cottage set in two acres of secluded gardens overlooking the picturesque Cornish village of Port Navas on the Helford River. The cottage comprises two bedrooms, each with two single-beds and an electrically-operated airbed, a well-appointed  …see more

from £95 / night

£495 / week

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from £95 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Na Indra, Les Bergeries du Cabardès - Moussoulens gite sleeps 2

Aude / Moussoulens

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
This quirky rooftop retreat for two is the ultimate romantic hideaway. Tucked away under the old beams and stone walls of a superbly renovated barn, Na Indra has an impressively original and cleverly designed interior: a lovely open-plan loft in which every centimetre o  …see more

from £95 / night

£561 - £621 / week

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from £95 / night

38

Bronmeirion Family Holiday Home - Tywyn cottage sleeps 6

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
12/08/16 just had a cancellation for 13-20th August !! THESE DATES are NOW available Lounge Holidays are thrilled to offer this lovely spacious, period property for your families summer holiday, winter & weekend break. And very reasonably priced for the first years  …see more

from £63 / night

£350 - £599 / week

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from £63 / night

8

McCurtain County / Broken Bow

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

16

Beja District / Longueira

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £26 / night

£173 / week

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from £26 / night

(9) Excellent 

76

Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£456 - £772 / week

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from £48 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Gabetti Cottage - Lymington house sleeps 10

New Forest / Lymington

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
A very warm welcome to Gabetti Cottage, a spacious 4 bedroom house situated in the picturesque Georgian port town of Lymington. Within walking distance is the town centre along with its harbour and famous Saturday market which attracts many people from around the county  …see more

from £250 / night

£800 - £1800 / week

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from £250 / night

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