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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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White Sheep Cottage - Peasenhall cottage sleeps 6

Saxmundham / Peasenhall

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 10 km; Child friendly ;
White Sheep forms the larger part of a gorgeous and immaculately restored Suffolk longhouse with beautiful gardens, in the delightful village of Peasenhall, close to the Heritage Coast and surrounded by quintessentially English countryside, great pubs, lovely villages a  …see more

from £111 / night

£636 - £1000 / week

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from £111 / night

(9) Very Good 

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The Grivola Apartment - La Salle apartment sleeps 4

Valle d'Aosta / La Salle

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
One bedroom, first floor, self-catering holiday apartments with exceptional views of Mont Blanc.The Mont Blanc View apartments are located in the centre of La Salle, a beautiful Alpine village in the Aosta valley, Northwest Italy near the borders of France and Switzerla  …see more

from £52 / night

£300 / week

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from £52 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Eckernforde

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Lot-et-Garonne / Damazan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly; Private garden;
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from £77 / night

£240 / week

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from £77 / night

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Tirol / Obernberg am Brenner

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £60 / night

£419 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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ROCK HOUSE MEWS - South Chailey apartment sleeps 2

East Sussex / South Chailey

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Rock house Mews is situated within on the edge of Newick village and North chailey East sussex, surrounded by peaceful countryside and nestled within its own private grounds of approximately 5 acres .This first floor apartment is tastefully furnished to a very high s  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £469 / week

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from £57 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Llandudno Holiday House close to the sea front - Penrhyn Bay house sleeps 8

Conwy County / Penrhyn Bay

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Penrhyn house is situated in the seaside resort of Penrhyn Bay close to the little orme, between the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno and Rhos on Sea, with local shops, restaurants and amenities a short distance to the village of Penrhyn Bay.Penrhyn House is a most  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £1365 / week

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from £90 / night

(66) Excellent 

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Bentley Cottage - Brockenhurst cottage sleeps 7

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 14 km; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
Bentley Cottage is light and airy and is furnished to a high standard throughout. It has a spacious lounge/dining room/kitchen including a wood burner with logs supplied. Three bedrooms (2 king (6'6" x 5') and 3 singles (6'3" x 3')) and three bathrooms (2 en-suite). L  …see more

from £120 / night

£693 - £1595 / week

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from £120 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Camp Oak View, Bir Billing - Bir b&b sleeps 15

Himachal Pradesh / Bir

5 15 1 night min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
Camp Oak View, Ghornala - travelBirBilling com Campsite has 5 Bell tents, 6 separate well equipped toilets and 6 washrooms to decompose waste properly at one spot. This will help out for hygiene and eco friendly environment. We have options of camping in dome tent. Our  …see more

from £63 / night

£436 / week

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from £63 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Dieblich

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £37 / night

£180 - £306 / week

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from £37 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Kirn

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Mezel

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 12 km; Child friendly ; Car essential;
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GateKeepers Cottage & Pool - Blaymont gite sleeps 3

Lot-et-Garonne / Blaymont

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Delightful, detached 18th Century Stone Cottage where the interior has been carefully designed providing a fully fitted kitchen, luxury shower room, comfortable seating area with flat screen TV (UK Sky available) and leads out to a large furnished terrace which overlook  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £1199 / week

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from £86 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Altenkirchen / Helmeroth

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Ask about pets;
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from £56 / night

£265 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Haut-Rhin / Linthal

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
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from £35 / night

£221 / week

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from £35 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Laytoure Apartment - Saint Victor Rouzaud apartment sleeps 2

Pamiers / Saint Victor Rouzaud

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+; Car essential;
Laytoure is an Ariegeois farmhouse dating back to the 18th century, pleasantly situated in a tranquil rural area with rolling hills, sunflower fields and glimpses of the Pyrenees, but only 5 km from the town of Pamiers which has shops, restaurants and all facilities. Pa  …see more

from £45 / night

£265 / week

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from £45 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Tidicombe House - Arlington farmhouse sleeps 12

Barnstaple / Arlington

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Hear birdsong, the bleat of sheep, the odd tractor, a whisper of breeze, Silence.... with no background hum of traffic. or Marvel at the brilliance of stars in a truly Dark Sky......with no city glow to dim them Tucked away down a private lane - in sight of Exmoor &  …see more

from £152 / night

£650 - £1550 / week

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from £152 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Doubs / Hauterive-la-Fresse

3 8 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
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from £107 / night

£342 / week

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from £107 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Easedale Tarn - Skelwith Bridge log cabin sleeps 4

Lake District / Skelwith Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car essential;
Neaum Crag is a secluded estate of individually privately owned properties at the Heart of the English Lake District and is set in 18 acres of south facing wooded hillside. Located a short walk from Skelwith Bridge in an area of complete seclusion at the foot of the Lan  …see more

from £60 / night

£285 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Anglesey-yurts - Rhydwyn yurt sleeps 4

Rhydwyn / Rhydwyn

1 4 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
A single yurt set in private enclosed area on a smallholding adjacent to an Area Of Outstanding Beauty and Heritage Coastline, walking distance to sandy cove, or 5 minute drive (free parking).The yurt has it's own shower room and kitchen with full-size cooker, frid  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £540 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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The Jetty - Sandown house sleeps 4

Isle of Wight / Sandown

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.02 km; Child friendly ;
This is a luxury new 2 bedroom 1 ensuite house aimed at the 5 star market. The Jetty has much class, with the usual modern amenities. Positioned in the area of Station Avenue within a few minutes walk to sandy beaches and many restaurants. Large 50 inch tv with d  …see more

from £150 / night

£650 - £1100 / week

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from £150 / night

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LORENT LA VILLA - Padang villa sleeps 50

West Sumatra / Padang

4 50 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
Lorent La Villa on the top Mountain, with not difficult acces if you wanna go there. We have beutifful landscape mountain view. View of rice field. Water fall, rival, its very natural Villa. Private Swimming Pool for your sun green, candle light dinner with romantic p  …see more

from £8 / night

£69 - £10756 / week

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from £8 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Drumalban - Ardfern house sleeps 12

Argyll and Bute / Ardfern

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
Drumalban is ideal for both relaxing and active land- or water-based holidays. The house sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children in 4 bedrooms. Built in 1999 and constantly upgraded, Drumalban is a unique, architect-designed Scottish home with a modern Scandinavian twist.  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 - £1610 / week

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from £71 / night

(76) Excellent 

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Beinn Eighe - Kenmore apartment sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
The apartment is situated on the shores of Loch Tay and in close proximity to Kenmore. It has panoramic views from Ben Lawers all the way down to Kenmore itself. With watersports on your doorstep, great walking and cycling opportunities plus golf and horseriding nearby  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £1500 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cabin 3 with hot tub - red deer - Invermoriston bungalow sleeps 2

Loch Ness / Invermoriston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; Pet friendly;
One bedroomed cabin with its own 3 person canadian spa hot tub (available from 11/06/16) located on its own private, fenced patio with BBQ. All set on our peaceful and scenic, family run holiday park by the village amenities of Invermoriston. The cabin has a slope to d  …see more

from £120 / night

£455 - £595 / week

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from £120 / night

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APARTMENT FORTUNA_ECO TOURISTIC FARM FORTUNOVI - Drasici apartment sleeps 2

Metlika / Drasici

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
The Fortunovi tourist farm in Bela Krajina boasts a three-hundred-year-old mill, inscribed in the national cultural heritage registry, and is located on the shore of the beautiful Kolpa river, full of rapids, tributaries and waterfalls that make it one of Slovenia'  …see more

from £38 / night

£261 / week

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from £38 / night

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The Stables at The Old Swan - Great Massingham cottage sleeps 2

Norfolk / Great Massingham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 24 km; Not suitable for children;
This thoughtfully converted and attractively appointed cosy detached single-storey stable conversion is set in the peaceful courtyard of a 18th century former inn, It has a glazed hallway with seating overlooking a delightfully mature and secluded garden. The spacious  …see more

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Old Balwill - Buchlyvie cottage sleeps 6

Stirling / Buchlyvie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car essential; Pet friendly;
On the edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Old Balwill was originally a signalman's cottage, sitting on the old railway line that ran between Stirling and Balloch. It has since been extensively modernised and extended and now provides luxurious accommo  …see more

from £115 / night

£575 - £895 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pas-de-Calais / Audembert

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £90 / night

£453 / week

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from £90 / night

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Corse-du-Sud / Sainte-Lucie-de-Tallano

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 20 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
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from £52 / night

£342 / week

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from £52 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Drumfaskey Cottage Cushendun The Glens of Antrim - Cushendun house sleeps 5

County Antrim / Cushendun

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 6 km; Child friendly ;
A splendid two storey, three bedroom cottage nestling in the hollow of the hill, situated four miles from the pretty seaside village of Cushendun. From inside and out, the cottage enjoys spectacular views of the glen.Great base for anyone who wants to be surrounded by a  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Buehlertann

2 6 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £69 / night

£359 / week

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from £69 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Home Rental Donaghadee Sea Front (no booking Fees) - Donaghadee townhouse sleeps 9

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
Directly overlooking the sea with uninterrupted views, within the small quiet fishing town of Donaghadee this is a 3 storey Victorian Townhouse, restored and modernised to a high standard. Bespoke large kitchen/diner open to both snug and front lounge area. Tri-fold gla  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Villa Katina **** Klima Bay Samos (+ rental car) - Paleokastro villa sleeps 4

Sámos / Paleokastro

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Air conditioning;
Villa Katina is originally a Greek fisherman cottage, rebuilded on its location situated right next to the sea. This location is to be called a very unique for Samos Island. The view over the Aegean Sea towards the protected area of Turkey is incredible and we have not  …see more

from £184 / night

£1283 - £1710 / week

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from £184 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vineyard cottage - Zidanica Krivic - Trebelno cottage sleeps 3

Lower Carniola Region / Trebelno

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Vineyard Cottage Krivic is located among the vineyards on the outskirts of the village between Cesnjice and Novo Mesto just 15 km from Smarjeske spas and wellness centre. Perfect for couples searching peace, tranquillity and hiking enthusiasts. To welcome you upon arriv  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

(6) Excellent 

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gîte la grange démolie du Domaine de Mons - Assier gite sleeps 2

Lot / Assier

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car essential; Air conditioning;
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from £52 / night

£189 - £248 / week

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from £52 / night

(33) Very Good 

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La Cascina Langa - Denice farmhouse sleeps 42

Province of Alessandria / Denice

9 42 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 42
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool;
A dream location for holidays in the countryside, La Cascina Langa is a large beautiful farmhouse surrounded by the green Piedmontese hills, with 5 hectares of woods and fields. Amazing views on the green, peace and silence all around: La Cascina - only few km away fr  …see more

from £400 / night

£2000 - £5000 / week

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from £400 / night

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Apartments Livia (studio Green) island of Lastovo - Pasadur studio sleeps 2

Lastovo Island / Pasadur

Studio 2 7 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartments Livia are located in one of most beautiful inlets on the island of Lastovo, in quiet and peaceful Lenga bay. Lastovo is indeed a unique island, with pleasant Mediterranean climate, untouched beauty and diversity, surrounded by silence, crystal-clear sea and e  …see more

from £65 / night

£419 / week

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(26) Excellent 

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Deri Fawr - Dulas apartment sleeps 4

Anglesey / Dulas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Deri Fawr is ideal for a relaxing holiday. It is set in 3 acres of grounds including 2 ponds and wildlife areas. We have been placed first in Wales in Bloom for 2 years. If you are looking for a more active break, we are ideally placed for walking, swimming, horse ridin  …see more

from £75 / night

£465 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Caban y Saer for 2 - Llanfor log cabin sleeps 2

Bala / Llanfor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Not suitable for children;
Caban y Saer (Carpenter's Cabin) is just for two people and is set overlooking the river Hafesb in the village of Llanfor. It is contemporary in design and furnished with your relaxation and enjoyment in mind whether you intend to stay for a few days or a week or  …see more

from £50 / night

£250 - £480 / week

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from £50 / night

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