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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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(31) Excellent 

36

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lovina Beach

Bali / Lovina Beach

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beach front villa in the pristine north of Bali . Direct beach access , private 18x6m infinity swimming pool , private car with driver available , lounge room with poolbiljard , entertainment room with home cinema , tropical garden, ensuite slp with AC. 6 pax staff.Outs  …see more

from £84 / night

£588 - £1560 / week

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from £84 / night

(38) Excellent 

40

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Dondra

Southern Province / Dondra

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Exceeded our expectations” The staff is very friendly to us and the children. Always smiling and creating a good atmosphere. The service is excellent. It is nice that we can decide the menu together with the chef. After a few days we just let the che  …see more

from £175 / night

£1225 - £3465 / week

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from £175 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Psatha

West Attica Region / Psatha

3 11 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning scenery, stress free and total relaxation to the sound of the sea.” A car is a necessity to explore and enjoy the surrounding towns an villages, restaurants and historical sites. A trip to Arachova and Delphi is a must via the long straight  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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(82) Excellent 

15

B&b rental in South East England

New Forest / Lymington

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Ideal B+B for us” We had a lovely couple of days at Defoe House as our first proper holiday with our 11 month old baby. It's tucked away in the gardens of a pretty house which is also tucked away in a quiet village, and feels more like a self-caterin  …see more

from £75 / night

£530 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(56) Excellent 

16

Ski chalet to rent in Oz en Oisans

Isere / Oz en Oisans

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
We have two comfortable chalets able to sleep groups of up to 10 in each chalet in luxurious and comfortable surrounds. A real home from home. 50m from the main lift and less than 3 minutes walk to the village. Boot room, great food, Wii, Wi-Fi and all the home comfort  …see more

from £309 / night

£2160 - £6000 / week

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from £309 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Bandarainaiyake ski villa to rent.

Western Province / Bandarainaiyake

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Swimming pool
Feel the difference with Sandul villa. There is no hotel receptions, no crowds of other guests, you will be free to yourself .No restrictions on time. you will find civility and hospitality. We are prepared to provide you with all facilities.The Ideal Villa for Leisure  …see more

from £195 / night

£1365 - £1435 / week

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from £195 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in West Country

Dorset / Sherborne

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
“Lovely accomodation, perfect for a relaxing weekend” This was exactly what we had hoped for if not a little bit better! Lovely furnishings, welcoming hosts and a lovely area to stay for a quiet weekend away. The Stables was lovely and clean and ha  …see more

from £56 / night

£351 - £531 / week

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from £56 / night

(4) Excellent 

17

Cranbrook holiday b&b rental

Kent / Cranbrook

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This unusual, cosy bed & breakfast features a tiled entryway with a door to small en suite bathroom and a door through to the spacious, light double bedroom.TV with freesat and dvd player  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

30

Mid Wales holiday home rental

Powys / Builth Wells

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 87 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Stunning mansion set into the Welsh hills” This place really does have the "wow" factor. Driving up the hill to the Fron you won't be disappointed. Sauna, hot tub, log burner, BBQ, widescreen TV - there is a feeling of luxury in this renovated farm ho  …see more

from £145 / night

£1021 - £2000 / week

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from £145 / night

(26) Very Good 

22

Holiday gite in Les Cresnays

Manche / Les Cresnays

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely people, lovely place well equipped Gites” We loved our stay with Helen & Dave, they are the perfect hosts – they came to our rescue when we struck ‘the Gite experience from hell’ and took us in at very short notice. They gave us a warm and fri  …see more

from £51 / night

£297 / week

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from £51 / night

(13) Excellent 

40

Ski chalet to rent in La Lechere

La Lechere / Naves

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beyond our expectations” If you are looking for a luxurious place to stay in the French Alps, without breaking the bank, then this is it. The ultimate in both accommodations and food. Nikki and Hugh are the hosts, and speak both English and French.  …see more

from £102 / night

£653 - £3145 / week

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from £102 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere” Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a s  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

17

Holiday b&b with shared pool in Sainte Nathalene

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Sainte Nathalene

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
Les Petites Charmilles offers comfortable friendly bed and breakfast accommodation in a Traditional Perigordine style house in the heart of the Dordogne countryside. Offering ideal holiday accommodation for a couple, Room 4 has a king-size bed, two comfortable c  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Les Carroz-d'Araches ski home to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxurious, spacious, traditional chalet in a fabulous setting. Mouthwatering food, big log fire and outdoor spa. Truly relaxing. All 5 bedrooms are en-suite with new bathrooms.  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £10660 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

Tirol / Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser

12 27 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 27
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
Christmas Special - see our website for details - www.chaletheidi.eu Please note Winter prices are for HALF-BOARD Chalet Heidi is a large, very comfortable, 3 Star, Tirolean Guesthouse in the farming village of Scheffau. The chalet offers 12 bedrooms, all with en-suit  …see more

from £24 / night

£356 - £12017 / week

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from £24 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Gwaldam

Uttarakhand / Gwaldam

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Recently built stone house with stunning views of Trishul (23,500ft) across beautiful countryside, a perfect place fortrekking, birdwatching, wandering, exploring, relaxing, and being looked after by a friendly Nepali Krishna in extremely beautiful countryside.  …see more

from £150 / night

£950 / week

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from £150 / night

(6) Very Good 

24

Lyons-la-Foret holiday b&b rental

Eure / Lyons-la-Foret

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 77 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A Great place, immaculate room and lovely peopl, Lyons is a perfect place to unwind, highly recommended.” I stayed for just under a week with Alex and Shirley who done their best to make my stay enjoyable. The room and place is unique and immaculately  …see more

from £63 / night

£339 / week

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from £63 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Farmhouse rental in Santa Maria de Merles with swimming pool, tennis court

Province of Barcelona / Santa Maria de Merles

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 130 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic place!” Stayed at this fantastic place for 2 weeks with a large group (6 families in total). Everything was fantastic, the house and the surroundings. The house seemed to have everything we needed, for both kids and adults, one could relax  …see more

from £424 / night

£2119 - £4662 / week

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from £424 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday hotel apartment with golf nearby in Maussane-les-Alpilles

Bouches-du-Rhone / Maussane-les-Alpilles

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Picasso apartment consists of the Picasso studio bedroom with pull-down Murphy bed that has a king-size fully sprung mattress. It has a well equipped kitchen area and en-suite bath/shower room +WC. The Gauguin bedroom is included with king-size bed and en-suite sho  …see more

from £64 / night

£450 - £568 / week

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from £64 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Ski chalet to rent in Morillon

Grand Massif / Morillon

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Lovely new quality chalet based in the family resort of Morillon, close to pistes and lift, hot tub, log fire, sauna, gym, wet room, wifi, catered or self catered, large kitchen, 5 en-suite bedrooms, great views and only one hour from Geneva airport, in the French Alps.  …see more

from £857 / night

£5999 - £9499 / week

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from £857 / night

(43) Excellent 

21

Chalet rental in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation and realy good service” We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information that ma  …see more

from £120 / night

£840 - £1680 / week

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from £120 / night

(3) Very Good 

17

Saint Germain les Belles holiday barn rental

Haute-Vienne / Saint Germain les Belles

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A typical French gite at the edge of a friendly village.” The gite is on the outskirts of a village with local shops (bakers, butchers, grocers and a small Casino supermarket). A bigger supermarket could be found 10 mins away. We enjoyed a meal at the  …see more

from £40 / night

£400 / week

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from £40 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Belesta holiday b&b rental

Ariege / Belesta

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable B&B in a small pleasant village” We thoroughly enjoyed a week 's stay here. Breakfasts were plentiful and optional evening meals were very good. We had the use of local maps and guide books to help us plan our walks.  …see more

from £43 / night

£284 - £301 / week

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from £43 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Aguilas

Aguilas / Marina de Cope

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Close to unspoilt coast peaceful locationyear round sunwarm in winterswimming poolCycling and hiking  …see more

from £47 / night

£297 - £331 / week

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from £47 / night

(11) Excellent 

15

Apartment rental in Montalto delle Marche with swimming pool

Province of Ascoli Piceno / Montalto delle Marche

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A MEMORABLE VACATION IN A WONDERFUL COUNTRY SIDE LOCATION, WITH HOSTSMAKING YOU FEEL LOKE YOU ARE AT HOME.” We had a very warm welcome and found our apartment very comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A few steps to the pool and garden wit  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1017 / week

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from £128 / night

(11) 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.  …see more

from £15 / night

£100 / week

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from £15 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Fontenay-le-Comte holiday b&b rental

Vendee / Fontenay-le-Comte

5 10 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Bed and Breakfast in a 19th century restored mill near Fontenay le Comte offering 5 double en suite bedrooms. Open all year. Evening meals served. Animals accepted. Bike Hire. Discounts given for longer stays. 3 Clés rating with Clévacances. Quiet location.Good Cycling.  …see more

from £53 / night

£368 / week

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from £53 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b in Sentjernej

Lower Carniola Region / Sentjernej

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent Bed&Breakfast in a Slovenian countryside vineyard” We had a two night stay early April. We were the only guests at that time. The large room was comfortable with skylights giving a very pleasant atmophere. The host arranged a dinner at our  …see more

from £53 / night

£368 / week

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from £53 / night

(14) Very Good 

23

Holiday riad rental

Fes / Fes Medina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Luxury, tranquility and peace” Dar Eva is a great success, the house is splendid. Hello to Nadia, always smiling and helpful. Was very nice!  …see more

from £73 / night

£505 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Saint Francois

Grande-Terre Island / Saint Francois

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Built in 2007, Villa Eglantine has everything you need for an excellent West Indies holiday under the sun. The villas Eglantine is located in the residence Fleurs de May. The villas has its own pool and private garden.  …see more

from £116 / night

£806 - £1272 / week

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from £116 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Puttalam holiday villa rental

North Western Province / Puttalam

3 9 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The dream come true” Thank you so very much for such a fantastic stay at Khomba. We had a simply amazing time. Best of all was the sea. It was so relaxing to be able to watch my grandchildren play in the water all day, from the privacy of our own b  …see more

from £237 / night

£1659 / week

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from £237 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday guest house in Udon Thani

Udon Thani Province / Udon Thani

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Peaceful, beautiful and relaxing!” Douglas' house is situated in a beautiful area of North East Thailand. He is a very generous host and we felt very comfortable in his lovely sunny house. He arranged for our evening meals to be cooked by his sister  …see more

from £12 / night

£78 / week

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from £12 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Aveyron / Martiel

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxury accommodation in 18thC Country House overlooking woodland & countryside. Large pool and garden. Many of France's prettiest villages within easy reach. Large lake/nature reserve closeby. 10 mins walk to village & 10 mins drive to Villefranche de Ro  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £1187 / week

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from £49 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Self catering holiday cottage in Trearddur Bay with golf

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect location in quiet area, ideal base for exploring North Wales” This is in am excellent location within walking distance of the bay, and an ideal base for exploring Anglesey and North Wales. There are many places to choose from for a meal, some  …see more

from £100 / night

£299 - £849 / week

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from £100 / night

(14) Very Good 

24

Holiday chateau with swimming pool in Peymeinade

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Peymeinade

14 30 Min stay varies

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 30
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Le Castelet is a magnificent place for your dream holiday” Le Castelet is a magnificent place for a relaxed but stylish holiday. We were a group of six families with 12 adults and 12 children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. The property is so large  …see more

from £1187 / night

£5933 - £9746 / week

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from £1187 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Saint-Germain-Du-Puch holiday gite rental

Gironde / Saint-Germain-Du-Puch

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely gite ideally located to explore Bordeaux” Ruelle du Pressoir is a beautiful small gite ideal for solo travels, couples and small families. I stayed for four nights in July and was warmly welcomed by Mr and Mrs Hery whose own home is next door  …see more

from £98 / night

£509 / week

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from £98 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Vaujany ski chalet rental

Isere / Vaujany

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Catared chaletStylish and hospitableFree wifi, log fire, hot tub, childfriendly, kids dinner, DVD/TV room, huge garden.Vaujany is part of the huge Alpe d'Huez ski region, snow secure slopes.In summer: cycling!Beautiful garden, old fruit trees, safe to play for chil  …see more

from £74 / night

£378 - £10818 / week

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from £74 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Sacey holiday b&b rental

Manche / Sacey

2 12 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Warm , friendly , special” On a cycling tour of Normandy and France Helen and Steve offered just what we wanted . I couldn't fault the place , from the warm welcome , excellent evening meal and breakfast. Would strongly recommend .  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Palazzolo dello Stella

Palazzolo dello Stella / Piancada

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
Italy-Farmhouse-Rental apartment-Swimming pool-Beach-Seaside-family-vacation rental-golf 20 mins-B&B-VeniceA farmhouse in Italy near the adriatic coast with the beaches of Lignano, Bibione, Grado nearby.  …see more

from £84 / night

£420 - £539 / week

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from £84 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montchavin

Savoie / Montchavin

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“As fantastic as ever!” We found the same warm welcome, brilliant location, great service and wonderful food as the last 7 or so times we have been. Can't wait to be back!  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 - £10048 / week

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from £34 / night