Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (41952)

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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Holiday gite in Criquetot-l'Esneval

Seine-Maritime / Criquetot-l'Esneval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£303 - £400 / week

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from £62 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Pet Friendly Home From Home” Close to beach,super well equiped,very comfortable and spacious. Dog friendly rear garden well fenced. Friendly welcoming Owner close at hand if you have any problems.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £520 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pollenca holiday villa rental

Majorca / Pollenca

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £113 / night

£790 - £1843 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

from £113 / night

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Holiday apartment in Bard

Valle d'Aosta / Bard

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £49 / night

£246 - £308 / week

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avg. 1 hour 36 minutes

from £49 / night

(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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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £135 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Western Cape / Breede River

5 18 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £229 / night

£1755 / week

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from £229 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Herdade dos Salgados with shared pool, golf nearby

Albufeira / Herdade dos Salgados

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £61 / night

£369 - £1886 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £61 / night

(88) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Brockenhurst

New Forest / Brockenhurst

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Bentley Cottage” Very nice & excellent presentation, the welcome pack one of the best we have had. The owners are very welcoming & very accommodating. Great location for exploring the New Forest. We had a great time, many thanks.
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from £120 / night

£595 - £1595 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £120 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Balazuc

Ardeche / Balazuc

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £44 / night

£308 - £729 / week

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from £44 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday watermill with shared pool in Carsac-Aillac

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Carsac-Aillac

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£457 - £790 / week

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from £66 / night

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Melun

Seine-et-Marne / Melun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £126 / night

£878 / week

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avg. 2 hours 52 minutes

from £126 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Staithes holiday cottage rental

North York Moors National Park / Staithes

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“The Reviews say it all...!!!!” Driftwood cottage is true to all trip advisor reviews & the Guest Book comments We have stayed in Saithes 4 times now & return every year in the winter for Birthday weekends, most other cottages are natty/quirky but ca
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from £95 / night

£580 - £620 / week

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avg. 24 minutes

from £95 / night

(58) Excellent 

60

Holiday lodge with shared pool, golf nearby in Tattershall

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Amazing” Pictures don't do it justice it's stunning and donna is absolutely amazing we shall definitely be coming back one day!
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from £100 / night

£725 - £980 / week

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avg. 27 minutes

from £100 / night

(6) Very Good 

25

Holiday bungalow in Torrevieja

Costa Blanca / Torrevieja

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a great time at this property. The whole complex was fab. The property could do with some updating but on saying that it had everything we needed for our 2 weeks stay. Sally Bramble was great every step of the way and organised airport tra
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from £31 / night

£220 - £334 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Massouri

Kalymnos / Massouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sublime” Aegan Village Beach appartment definitely added to our brilliant climbing holiday. The big terrace to chill out on with direct access to the beach and within walking distance of shops/bars/restaurants is a welcoming luxure after a day in the
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from £86 / night

£596 / week

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avg. 1 hour 26 minutes

from £86 / night

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Holiday apartment in Umbertide

Province of Perugia / Umbertide

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

from £27 / night

£172 - £202 / week

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from £27 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £60 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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avg. 3 hours 42 minutes

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Dawlish

Dawlish / Dawlish Warren

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“The Lady May” We had the best time in this caravan an look forward to going back next year. It was just like being at home so comfortable and homely. It was great having lie ins every day.
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from £50 / night

£550 - £700 / week

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avg. 1 hour 58 minutes

from £50 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Cilaos

Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Cilaos

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £34 / night

£234 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £34 / night

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Cayenne holiday home rental

Arrondissement of Cayenne / Cayenne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £86 / night

£506 - £677 / week

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avg. 3 hours 36 minutes

from £86 / night

(17) Excellent 

30

Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful for a family get together!” So impressed by this house! It was perfect for my 50th birthday family celebration. So much space! Great to have the pool, sauna and hot tub..even the gym facilities and darts were used. The cinema room was brilli
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Brecon Beacons National Park / Sennybridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay @ Tyn Y Coed Cottage” The cottage was lovely, clean and very cosy! You can definitely tell that it is well looked after and the facilities were amazing! The hot tub was perfect and made our stay more enjoyable. I would highly recommend
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from £160 / night

£895 - £1500 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £160 / night

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Santa Valpurga ski apartment to rent.

Ultimo / Santa Valpurga

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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avg. 3 hours 28 minutes

from £79 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Marche-en-Famenne

Luxembourg Province / Marche-en-Famenne

2 2 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £53 / night

£369 / week

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from £53 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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avg. 3 hours 54 minutes

from £120 / night

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Holiday gite in Tuchan

Aude / Tuchan

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool

from £110 / night

£764 - £1322 / week

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avg. 3 hours 14 minutes

from £110 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £188 / night

£1316 - £4167 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £188 / night

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Concarneau holiday home rental

Finistere / Concarneau

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1040 / week

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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £110 / night

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Townhouse letting in Nordeste

São Miguel / Nordeste

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£308 / week

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from £44 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
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from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £42 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse accommodation

Keighley / Haworth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £70 / night

£420 - £630 / week

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avg. 53 minutes

from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £46 / night

£318 - £662 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £218 / night

£1523 - £3860 / week

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from £218 / night

(12) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage in Belford

Northumberland / Belford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful lodge in ideal setting” very comfortable and spacious.great living area plenty of room so not on top of each other.well equipped kitchen.lovely touch with fresh flowers and cava much appreciated.owner called to see if everything was ok and o
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from £75 / night

£350 - £750 / week

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avg. 51 minutes

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(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £95 / night

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Holiday guest house in Halls Gap

Grampians / Halls Gap

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £108 / night

£643 - £1393 / week

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avg. 2 hours 3 minutes

from £108 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

São Miguel / Agua Retorta

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £58 / night

£363 - £565 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kyrenia

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
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from £176 / night

£1185 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £176 / night

(19) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£360 - £910 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Marina, Pollensa holiday villa rental

Port de Pollenca / Marina, Pollensa

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just perfect!!!!” The house,the location,the owners were just lovely! The villa is very clean,beautifully decorated,well equipped.The lemon Groves behind the house were just stunning.We didnt want to leave!Beautiful place!
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from £85 / night

£593 - £1623 / week

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avg. 3 hours 10 minutes

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