Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (47088)

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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(87) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fordingbridge

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Idyllic” Few days away and felt like we had been there forever. Really relaxing, great walks , wonderful food in Fordingbridge. Accommodation was fab. All the things you need and more.
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from £75 / night

£480 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Sanary-sur-Mer holiday home rental

Var / Sanary-sur-Mer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect accomodation” A beautiful, romantic house in close proximity to coastal cliffs. Very well equipped - very good mattresses, very good kitchen facilities, beautiful, well-kept garden and a beautiful pool. Here's something for everyone! And per
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from £176 / night

£1229 - £2939 / week

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avg. 3 hours 43 minutes

from £176 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Kilnaleck

County Cavan / Kilnaleck

6 13 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £120 / night

£790 - £877 / week

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from £120 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Mezieres-sur-Issoire

Haute-Vienne / Mezieres-sur-Issoire

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £43 / night

£300 - £416 / week

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from £43 / night

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Pobershau ski home to rent.

Saxony / Pobershau

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £75 / night

£522 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bonchurch

Ventnor / Bonchurch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Details to be aware of” Stable Cottage is in a lovely location and is well presented, clean and modern but has a few surprising omissions such as a microwave, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board although some of these are available in a shared laundr
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from £150 / night

£900 - £1890 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Fourques holiday home rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Fourques

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Idyllic” We had a 7 night stay in this beautiful property that from the minute you arrive draws you in and makes you feel totally at home. It has a lovely charm and character that we looked forward to waking up in each morning and returning too each e
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from £68 / night

£450 - £730 / week

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from £68 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Buckie

Buckie / Findochty

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Delightful little cottage” A lot of thought has gone into renovating this cottage making it a comfortable, cosy place to stay. It is spotlessly clean and has probably everything you could want. There are even towels to dry the dog offer a swim in the
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from £75 / night

£300 - £490 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £165 / night

£945 - £1850 / week

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(16) Excellent 

14

Corbridge holiday cottage rental

Northumberland / Corbridge

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“We loved it!” The apartment itself was pleasing: nicely designed, well laid out, well supplied, comfortable. The internet pictures had prepared me for that. The beds were very comfortable. That, you can't tell from pictures. Also, you can't tell fro
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from £75 / night

£275 - £410 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Moraira

Moraira / Central Moraira

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £143 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Lombok Tengah

Kuta / Lombok Tengah

5 15 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“We had the best time” The guys who worked here were over the top service minded. They did everything and a little more. And the best thing is that it wasn't expensive at all. I would definetely stay here again and recommend it to everyone else.
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from £15 / night

£100 / week

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(18) Excellent 

32

Holiday cottage in Alvescot

Burford / Alvescot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely Cottage, wonderful stay” Me, my girlfriend and our puppy stayed at Granary Cottage for the evening. The Cottage was perfect for the three of us, spacious and homely at the same time. Great for dog owners as there is dog walking paths and meadow
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from £95 / night

£550 - £775 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Kingsdown holiday chalet rental

Deal / Kingsdown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“An excellent stay for everyone” The chalet was very clean & very well-equipped. Owners very friendly & helpful, the kids really enjoyed the pool And the tennis court. We managed to visit many places around with the English Héritage 9day famille pass.
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from £87 / night

£285 - £665 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Stalis

Heraklion Prefecture / Stalis

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £29 / night

£202 - £393 / week

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from £29 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Ballyheigue

County Kerry / Ballyheigue

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous house and location” Great place to stay. View out the door of the sea was breath taking. Highly recommend the house. Stayed there before which is why we returned. Beautiful beaches nearby.
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from £63 / night

£439 - £702 / week

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from £63 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Malfa

Isola di Salina / Malfa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£351 - £1185 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Cephalonia / Mousata

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £129 / night

£900 - £2000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £129 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £108 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place to stay” Perfect location, great lodge, plenty to do would go back again in the summer and bring the children. Facilities excellent owner very friendly and helpful. Be it a quiet weekend or action packed activities the lodge catered for
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from £262 / night

£995 - £1300 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
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from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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Holiday gite in Douarnenez

Finistere / Douarnenez

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £106 / night

£435 - £781 / week

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from £106 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage rental

Forest of Dean / Cinderford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Myself, partner and teenage son stayed at this lovely cottage and what a treat it was. From the minute we walked through the door it was relaxing. Tea+chocolate biscuites greeted us after our long journey. The lounge has a log burner with logs
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from £75 / night

£350 - £588 / week

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avg. 40 minutes

from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Brixham

English Riviera / Brixham

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Brilliant family location” We have had a fantastic week at Southdown Barns. Our wonderful family enjoyed each other's company and made good use of the amazing space both indoors and out. The games room was a great facility although not used as much as
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from £450 / night

£2300 - £3200 / week

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from £450 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin in Carnforth

Carnforth / Carnforth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£475 - £775 / week

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(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

17

Clitheroe holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Clitheroe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“great chalet does what it says on the tin” great chalet plenty of space warm and comfortable beautiful view hot tub is a lovely touch definitely recommend
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from £85 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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(9) Excellent 

18

Holiday home in Graffham

West Sussex / Graffham

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Wow! What a find this was ...” I suspect we were quite lucky to get this last-minute booking for our reunion because Yaffle Cottage has only just re-started as a holiday let - I imagine it will soon get quite busy! I have to admit we were wary that t
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from £250 / night

£1375 - £2395 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Rostrevor

County Down / Rostrevor

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly

from £70 / night

£280 / week

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from £70 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £110 / night

£595 - £845 / week

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from £110 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse rental

Province of Alicante / Ciudad Quesada

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A winter stay” This town house is undoubtedly well equipped and well cared for. It benefits particularly from having an owner that really cares that your hoilday should be a success! We were confident that this stay would be great and it was! Here
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from £28 / night

£195 - £350 / week

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from £28 / night

(8) Average 

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Holiday cottage in Dinas Cross

Newport / Dinas Cross

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £55 / night

£300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 23 minutes

from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Filey holiday home rental

Scarborough District / Filey

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent holiday cottage” Harlequin house is a great holiday cottage fully equipped and very modern for a family of 4. We had a very enjoyable 4 night stay exploing the north yorkshire coast. Highly recommeded
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from £56 / night

£315 - £875 / week

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from £56 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Port de Pollenca holiday apartment rental

Port de Pollenca / Pine Walk Area

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great family friendly apartment” Really well equipped centrally located apartment with everything you need for a great family holiday. Close to beach, pine walk and town square. Pool plenty big enough for 8 and 6 year old, they were difficult to get o
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 41 minutes

from £75 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Newcastle

County Down / Newcastle

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great house for golfers!” We rented three houses on an extended golf trip around Ireland. Alex's house was the best one by far. It is very new and has plenty of room. Each person had their own bedroom and bath. Kitchen has everything we needed. W
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from £150 / night

£800 - £1100 / week

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(15) 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
“Fantastic” We are a group of 10 friends away for a long weekend. We picked the best weekend for blazing hot sun and sitting outside looking out to sea, couldn't be more perfect. There was so much spare, it was lovely. All bedrooms are a good size. W
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from £200 / night

£1800 - £2950 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca / Faro Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Charming well-equipped villa with stunning heated pool” La Casa Blanca is absolutely perfect villa for a small group or family. Even though it is located in residental area, it offers a good possibility for a private holiday. There were some construct
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from £135 / night

£945 - £1410 / week

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from £135 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro / Colina Verde, Carvoeiro

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Seven weeks happily spent in Portugal” Beautiful house very well furnished no problems Olga was wonderful Mike and Emma where on hand at a moments notice I would recommend this property without hesitation
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from £55 / night

£355 - £825 / week

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from £55 / night

(5) Very Good 

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B&b rental in Mahebourg with shared pool

Grand Port District / Mahebourg

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £38 / night

£301 / week

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from £38 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Cote d'Or / Santenay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 436 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Stunning garden and house in a fantastic setting” The garden is stunning with mature trees and lawn leading down to the canel. We spent most of our time eating outside in the sunshine. The house is very comfortable with plenty of local chracter and
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from £135 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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