Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (45787)

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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(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 holiday destination with great hosts.” My teenage daughters and I stayed at Garrique Cottage in January 2013. The farmhouse is beautiful with every amenity you could wish for. The scenery is breathtaking and yet you are only 10 - 15 minutes f  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £795 / week

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from £90 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Teguise holiday villa accommodation

Teguise / Oasis de Nazaret

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent villa with stunning views” Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014. Everything about the villa is first class. Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable. Bedrooms are spacious and comfortab  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £110 / night

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Lower Franconia / Oberleichtersbach

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £29 / night

£203 / week

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from £29 / night

(17) Excellent 

22

Holiday home in Cromarty

Ross and Cromarty / Cromarty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful for a relaxed, quiet holiday” We had a really great week in this very comfortable accommodation. Good facilities especially the bathroom. A great place to relax and enjoy local walks etc. The views out of the lounge and main bedroom wer  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Lyth Hill

Shrewsbury / Lyth Hill

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Yews Barn....” Just got back home today after a delightful stay at Yews Barn. What a fantastic time we enjoyed there. So peaceful....just the birds and the odd call from the deer! Sheer bliss. We had our little yorkie with us who absolutely loved the  …see more

from £49 / night

£340 - £445 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in New Seabury

Cape Cod / New Seabury

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect vacation” We enjoyed our vacation in this holiday home very much. We found everything we needed and it was perfect. Our little son (1,5 years old) loved the garden and the nice beaches in the surrounding area. The supermarket and the restauran  …see more

from £123 / night

£816 - £2128 / week

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from £123 / night

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Lozere / Villefort

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

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from £64 / night

£369 - £553 / week

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from £64 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Barao de Sao Joao

Lagos / Barao de Sao Joao

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Our ultimate holiday experience” Cottage Florestal is located in a tranquil & idyllic setting in a perfectly natural environment. Surrounded by the beautiful Barao de Sao Joao wood, bird song is your only sound. It is well-equipped & beautifully furn  …see more

from £35 / night

£225 - £395 / week

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from £35 / night

(17) Excellent 

14

Holiday townhouse with golf nearby in Thornhill

Dumfries and Galloway / Thornhill

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Another great stay at no37!” Thanks John and Trish for a lovely stay once again. Visited drumlandrig castle and sandy hills and Rockliffe. Thornhill is such a great little village a perfect base for seeing the southern west coast. We'll hopefully be  …see more

from £100 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) Excellent 

17

Holiday log cabin with shared pool in Skelwith Bridge

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“10/10 accommodation, stunning views and location” First time to the Lake District, AND WONT BE THE LAST! I booked last minute as a surprise for my partner who has been snowed under for weeks at work and desperately needed a break! Booking was easy an  …see more

from £65 / night

£295 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Very Good 

23

Holiday home in Ballygarrett

Gorey / Ballygarrett

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Second year on the Irish holiday market, recently renovated and refurbished three double bedroomed cottage/house situated on the coastal headland of Cahore, Co. Wexford Accommodation:- Entrance/dining area with patio sliding doors, separate kitchen with breakfast bar,  …see more

from £58 / night

£386 - £597 / week

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from £58 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

Resende holiday home rental

Viseu District / Resende

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Delightful private pool (9 x 5m # 1.10 - 1.80m deep) and garden, furnished with great style and flair, this is the perfect location for total relaxation.  …see more

from £202 / night

£1097 - £1755 / week

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from £202 / night

(36) Excellent 

29

Cotmore holiday barn rental

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very high quality cottage in beautiful countryside” Spent a lovely week here in June 2016. The cottage is in excellent condition with high quality fittings and furniture, and is well equipped. It would have been even nicer if the weather had been bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £950 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

33

Fistral Beach holiday cottage let

Newquay / Fistral Beach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic holiday retreat a stone's throw from Fistral Beach - high-quality cottage!” I stayed at this property when visiting Cornwall for a family reunion break and had a thoroughly enjoyable time! From initial enquiry into accommodation availabil  …see more

from £125 / night

£300 - £1695 / week

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from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

21

Holiday home rental

County Down / Strangford

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect home from home.” Only stayed a few days but wish it was longer. We are a family party of eight & the cottage was big enough to give us plenty of space & comfort. We all felt so relaxed during our stay, & everything we needed was provided. The  …see more

from £150 / night

£515 - £750 / week

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from £150 / night

(52) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Very cosy, comfortable relaxing and wonderful place to stay” We have just returned from a fantastic week in the Wee Residence, it is wonderful!! We had everything we needed, a lovely open fire to relax in front of at the end of the day. The area is  …see more

from £60 / night

£260 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Excellent 

43

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 8 7 nights min

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

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from £115 / night

£790 - £1229 / week

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from £115 / night

(5) Very Good 

25

Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

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from £59 / night

£291 - £474 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Cottage rental in Guemene-sur-Scorff

Morbihan / Guemene-sur-Scorff

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Hazel cottage is an ideal couple's getaway, it's also great for families with one child/baby. Set amidst the beautiful rolling Morbihan countryside, in a tranquil, idyllic sylvan setting with a large secluded shared heated pool and 30 acres of lawns, woodland,  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £495 / week

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from £35 / night

(21) Excellent 

12

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £460 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Melanes holiday villa rental

Naxos / Melanes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Kyklades, Naxos island, Agean sea, clear blue water, wonderful beaches, ramble, hike, ride, view, surf, boat  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 - £593 / week

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from £73 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Corbere

Pyrenees-Orientales / Corbere

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
“Happy Days” The house is exactly as described and a great choice for a get away. The veiws from the balcony are exactly as shown and the castle is a leisurely 20 minute walk to, with great views from the top. Corbere is an ideal location as it reall  …see more

from £42 / night

£280 - £410 / week

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from £42 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Gloucestershire / Leigh

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
“Nice place” My husband and I stayed few days at the Chestnuts in April 2013. The place is very nice, clean and light, very well organised. The cottage is of good size and has everything you need. I had few questions before the trip and sent emails to  …see more

from £60 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(33) Excellent 

23

Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Large, beautifully equipped cottage in a perfect mountain location.” Glyn Awel is superbly located just half a mile from the start of the Watkin path up Snowdon. Access to the high peaks is easy, and there is also excellent walking from the door. The  …see more

from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Llangors holiday barn rental

Brecon / Llangors

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A tip top place to stay in beautiful surroundings” It's hard to write a true reflection of this lovely place because one needs to go and actually enjoy both the barn and the countryside. The photos don't do it justice at all. We visited the barn as a  …see more

from £140 / night

£580 - £950 / week

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from £140 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Ile d'Oleron / Le Chateau d'Oleron

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £79 / night

£658 / week

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from £79 / night

(28) Excellent 

23

Holiday cottage in Portree

Isle of Skye / Portree

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” I fell a little bit in love with this property. Top class all the way. Everything we needed and more... loved the wild horses in the adjoining fields& how friendly and kind the neighbour was.Would definitely return to this property and thoroughly  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in San Gimignano

Province of Siena / San Gimignano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“So good we came back in 2013 - Terrific Villa, Pool, Views & Airconditioning” A lovely traditional style Villa, extremely well appointed with the luxury of Airconditioned bedrooms - which meant a comfortable nights sleep for all. With two young childr  …see more

from £90 / night

£625 - £900 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Obidos

Obidos / Bom Sucesso

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“VERY helpful host, lovely house” Gary made finding the house easy, and it was a modern clean, spacious well-equipped villa.Although without wiFi, it was easy to buy a vodafone wireless device and sim card..for 45 euro, from a very helpful agent in bal  …see more

from £42 / night

£295 - £895 / week

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from £42 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Nice time in a nice house in a nice area” We spent 6 days with 8 persons (4 adults, 4 children). The house was very comfortable for us 2 families.The 3 bedrooms in the first floor were great, the one in the groundfloor (bed and bathroom) average. The  …see more

from £195 / night

£745 - £1625 / week

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from £195 / night

(41) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia National Park / Betws-y-Coed

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“A First Class Home from Home!” Stayed here with my wife and 2 children. It exceed our expectations in every way. The house and garden were much bigger than the pictures illustrate. We really were shocked. The lounge is utterly lovely, and the kitch  …see more

from £135 / night

£420 - £820 / week

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from £135 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday villa with shared pool, golf nearby in Pals

Pals / Sa Punta

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, lovely villa.” Our family of four (children aged 9 and 4) had a great week in this villa. It was modern, spacious and clean. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped down to the ice making fridge. The pool was quite dirty when we  …see more

from £125 / night

£750 - £1400 / week

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from £125 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste / Salinas de Antigua Golf Course

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Well equipped, spacious villa with own heated pool with local assistance if required.” A lovely well equipped villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Large kitchen, lounge/diner. TV but we didn't find many English channels but plenty of DVD's supplied by th  …see more

from £103 / night

£720 - £900 / week

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from £103 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Trearddur Bay with golf nearby

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely place, accurately described.” Accurately described really nice bungalow. A pleasant stroll down to the seafront and a few restaurants and very close to Holyhead too. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here. The owners were very helpful too  …see more

from £70 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

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Acqualoreto holiday apartment rental

Baschi / Acqualoreto

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
History, art, architecture, wine and food - its all here to enjoy. Combine your holiday with visiting amazing cities with all they have to offer and soak up the rural way of life - tradition is strong here and many times you will feel like you have stepped back in time  …see more

from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pjescana Uvala holiday apartment rental

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Apartment is located in the town of Pješčana Uvala, Pula - Istria. The house is 150 m away from the sea and is categorized as apartment. There is a beach nearby (pebble). Other guests will most likely be staying in the house's other apartments. Your hosts w  …see more

from £31 / night

£220 / week

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from £31 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £62 / night

£351 - £395 / week

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from £62 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Brandesburton holiday home rental

Driffield / Brandesburton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Cottage” The cottage has been renovated to an incredibly high spec & the decor is beautiful. John & Katy really have thought about everything. From the welcome hamper including fresh (warm!) mince pies to an endless supply of fresh eggs.  …see more

from £115 / night

£600 - £1250 / week

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from £115 / night