Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (46137)

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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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Gwynedd / Caernarfon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“what a lovely place to stay” It really was a lovely place to stay so comfortable and very very clean everything was spot on and the Hosts Eriain and Ian were so friendly. The views are really wonderful from the cottage window and even better from the  …see more

from £160 / night

£800 / week

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from £160 / night

12

Holiday villa with shared pool in Tersefanou

Larnaka District / Tersefanou

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tersefanou is a friendly Cypriot village located on the east coast of Cyprus and offers tranquillity, sea and countryside views. The village is ideally situated for exploring the whole Island. Larnaca is a 10 minute drive, Ayia Napa 40 min, Limassol & Nicosia within 40  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

38

Holiday villa accommodation

Istria / Visnjan

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa is without direct neighbors with beautiful view on olive trees and vineyards. Situated away from the village it provides complete privacy and peace. Villa is located in central Istria, so whole Istria is on max. 30 minutes drive away.  …see more

from £206 / night

£1084 - £2595 / week

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from £206 / night

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(3) Excellent 

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Aurignac holiday farmhouse rental

Haute-Garonne / Aurignac

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Well equiped and furnished Farmhouse set in 45 acres with 7 bedrooms and large pool ideally suited for families and groups of friends.Further details are available at www.french-family-holiday.com.  …see more

from £153 / night

£1069 / week

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from £153 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Slaidburn

Lancashire / Slaidburn

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Private garden
The house comprises three remarkable double-bedrooms (one with a single bed for children or carers), a beautiful open plan living and dining room with log burning stove & breath taking views, “A kitchen that any chef would be proud of” (Mark Stone, Sporting Shooter  …see more

from £302 / night

£1295 - £2290 / week

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from £302 / night

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Quebec / Franquelin

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £87 / night

£566 / week

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from £87 / night

29

Holiday home rental

Cornwall / Falmouth

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
House  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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from £58 / night

(44) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Litton

Peak District National Park / Litton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Fantastic cottage and location” We booked the cottage at fairly short notice for us and our two children (17 and 19). Everything was exactly as described and immaculate throughout. Loads of local information on everything from places to visit to walki  …see more

from £108 / night

£480 - £720 / week

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from £108 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Herault / Causses et Veyran

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

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(2) Excellent 

8

Tolmin holiday apartment rental

Slovenian Littoral Region / Tolmin

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
Peacefull and relaxing place except when MetalDays festival, Raggee festival, Sajeta festival and Rock festival are taking place here nearby (2km away)...  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Barn accommodation in West Country

Devon / Seaton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Barn in Colyford, Nr. Seaton,Devon, England. Awarded 4 Star Gold & 100% Cleanliness by Visit England - Set In A Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty And Within Easy Reach Of Seaton, Lyme Regis And Sidmouth  …see more

from £100 / night

£430 - £792 / week

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from £100 / night

41

Holiday villa with indoor pool, golf nearby in La Manga Club

La Manga Club / Individual Villas, La Manga Club

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Villa in La Manga Club,Costa Calida/Murcia, Spain. Spectacular Contemporary Villa With Private Pool & Sea Views In The Centre Of La Manga Club. Fantastic Location. Very Short Walk to Main Sports Facilities, Shops, Numerous Restaurants & Bars. 24hr Security, Sleeps 12/13  …see more

from £422 / night

£2950 - £4200 / week

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from £422 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Costa Nova

Province of Alicante / Costa Nova

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“2nd year in a row - great villa!” This villa is great - very well equipped for families but I imagine it would also suit couples. This was our 2nd holiday here which says a lot ! (We are a family with children aged 9,7 & 3) The villa has everything y  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £1295 / week

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from £71 / night

36

Holiday home in Cucuron

Luberon / Cucuron

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Situated in Cucuron in the Vaucluse, this one-storey family house is the ideal place for a holiday with family or friends in the heart of Provence.  …see more

from £224 / night

£1107 - £9654 / week

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from £224 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau letting

Ardeche / Joyeuse

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay !” Gorgeous house, beautiful rooms. We loved the atmosphere of the house and the decoration was particularly fine. We strongly recommand the rooftop and its view ! Nous revenons !  …see more

from £94 / night

£650 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Les Arcs sur Argens

Var / Les Arcs sur Argens

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning place” A beautiful property with stunning views - a little piece of paradise. Fantastic accommodation great place to relax and unwind in idyllic surroundings. Very modern decor inside the villa and lots of areas to sunbathe outdoors inclu  …see more

from £235 / night

£1650 - £2250 / week

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from £235 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Bradworthy

Devon / Bradworthy

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Log Cabin set in rural north Devon, 8 miles from the beautiful north Devon coastline. It is ideal for families and has great views of the surrounding countryside.  …see more

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Ideally located in one of Sao Martinho's premier developments, this spacious apartment offers an unrivalled range of facilities to its guests. As well as three swimming pools to choose from, outdoor amenities include a small football field, mini golf course and tennis c  …see more

from £58 / night

£402 - £804 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Naoussa

Paros / Naoussa

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Sea view, private car park, well tended garden, atmospheric lighting at night, near shallow sandy beaches, tavernas nearby, Naoussa fishing village, shaded balcony, great breakfast, Santa Maria exlusive area with Villas, Natura 2000 forest, hiking, cycling, horse riding  …see more

from £52 / night

£351 - £629 / week

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from £52 / night

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Italian Riviera / Chiavari

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £103 / night

£642 / week

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from £103 / night

6

Gracisce holiday apartment rental

Istria / Gracisce

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Istria, Croatia apartments in a house with pool, bed and breakfast, dinner by order in a typical rural ambient with homemade Istrian food, vine and Istrian ethno music live; situated in a rural Istria near Sopot waterfall. Beach is 15 kilometers away.Settled in a vineya  …see more

from £60 / night

£385 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vaucluse / Venasque

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £60 / night

£488 / week

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from £60 / night

12

Holiday home rental

Istria / Premantura

6 7 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Rebuilt (2009) house with a yard. Area of house: 65 m2, 2 bedrooms, 6 beds + 1 extra bed. Yard has area of 1000 m2. Premantura, street Paredine, very near entrance to protected park nature Cape Kamenjak. House has large enclosed yard surrounded by woods.House is ideal f  …see more

from £52 / night

£308 - £770 / week

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from £52 / night

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Holiday bungalow with shared pool in Tosalet, El , Javea/Xabia

Province of Alicante / Tosalet, El , Javea/Xabia

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming private complex with pool in Javea just for you and your family or friends for up to 12 people in Javea, Costa Blana. Four cottage-style villas are set in lovely flat mature gardens with lawns, pine and palm trees and each one with a view to the pool.  …see more

from £74 / night

£513 - £2308 / week

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from £74 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Province of Sassari / Stintino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £684 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Latchi

Paphos District / Latchi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Ultra luxurious modern villa, with amazing panoramic sea views, Villa Echo is all you need to make your holiday in Cyprus a dream to remember.  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1137 / week

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from £86 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Rome / Piazza Venezia / Colosseo

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

11

Central Otago / Cromwell

3 10 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £96 / night

£517 - £1188 / week

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from £96 / night

(3) Excellent 

25

Province of Cuneo / Trezzo Tinella

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 177 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £283 / night

£1240 - £1659 / week

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from £283 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Rethymnon holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Rethymnon

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Sinatsakis Villas are consisting of 3 villas located in a peaceful area close to the beach and Pigi village. The villas “Anna”, “Maria” and “Ioanna” are totally refurbished recently and furnished in a minimal and romantic style with all the modern amenities.  …see more

from £103 / night

£718 / week

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from £103 / night

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Horning holiday cottage rental

Norwich / Horning

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
Eagle Cottage has been awarded an English Tourist Board accommodation star rating of 4 and accessibility rating of level 2. The spacious open plan Lounge/dining area opens through patio doors to the riverside garden. This property has location, location, location.From M  …see more

from £132 / night

£630 - £2200 / week

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from £132 / night

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Porto District / Penafiel

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km

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from £77 / night

£505 / week

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from £77 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Lefkada / Nidri

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £60 / night

£419 - £1197 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Calheta / Ponta do Pargo

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £52 / night

£359 - £479 / week

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from £52 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Denia

Denia / Las Marinas

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great House with amazing sea views” The house is very nice and the location couldn’t be better. My family and I spent a week during January and it was excellent. The house had a central heating in all rooms, so it felt so well and comfortable.  …see more

from £129 / night

£513 - £1325 / week

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from £129 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Essonne / Milly-la-Foret

1 5 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £51 / night

£255 - £339 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday trullo rental

Province of Taranto / Martina Franca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The most fantastic, relaxing and friendly place I have ever been.” This was a wonderful get away with the combination of peace and tranquility of the countryside and the closeness of the wonderful town of Martina Franca. The Trullo was fabulous, clean  …see more

from £196 / night

£1368 - £2265 / week

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from £196 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Montespertoli

Province of Florence / Montespertoli

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This is the ideal place to relax amidst peaceful countryside, and Its position is ideal for those who enjoy walking.The house is in the heart of Tuscany:25 min. Florence30 min. San Gimignano20 min. Vinci40 min. Siena and Pisa....  …see more

from £56 / night

£300 - £428 / week

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from £56 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Condado de Alhama holiday apartment rental

Condado de Alhama / Jardines de Alhama

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully appointed penthouse apartment set over 2 floors situated very close to all of the resort amenities. The apartment also has unrestricted mountain views from both bedrooms and the living areas are not overlooked by any other properties. The proximity to the m  …see more

from £30 / night

£155 - £255 / week

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from £30 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool, golf nearby in Central Algarve

Albufeira / Gale

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Contemporary villa with pool, games room, Wi-Fi and air conditioning in all bedrooms, affording a privileged location, within a very short walk from the well known Galé beach, with 3 bars/restaurants and water sport activities. The property is enclosed by walls and  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £1897 / week

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