Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (154)

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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26

Alessano holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lecce / Alessano

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Old country house ,it is at 5 km from the sea with beautiful views his old village and the countryside.Surrounded by a large garden and several terraces and patios are ideal for a period of relaxation  …see more

from £43 / night

£43 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Aude / Axat

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
Multi award winning Bed and Breakfast. Voted best B&B in France 2102 by Guide Chapeau Noir. Lovely old stone house with stunning views. Large garden with sun loungers and BBQ. Fridges, mini bar and air con or ceiling fans in all rooms. Private parking and WiFi.Wonderful  …see more

from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

6

Coin holiday b&b accommodation

Costa del Sol / Coin

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Typical Andalusian finca with many old features, private secure parking, shady vine covered patio, well stocked bar, snacks with Mediterranean cuisine available on request. Electric bicycles can be pre booked. Quality accommodation in charming rural cottage.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Tochni

Larnaka District / Tochni

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Danae traditional stone built villa at Tochni village situated at the top of the village and comprise of 8 apartments with exclusively shared swimming pool within the complex. Only 35km from Larnaca and Lemesos towns and 10 minutes drive to the sandy 'Governors Be  …see more

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(6) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ubud with swimming pool

Bali / Ubud

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent!” The view was simply stunning, was so surreal to be sitting in the pool, whilst looking out onto the ever serene paddy fields!! The place was huge. I went with a group of 6 other girlfriends. This place was perfect, was big enough so you ca  …see more

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(120) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Really great catered chalet for family mountain bike trips!” We spent a week at Chalet Lac de Vonnes in August to do some mountain biking as a family in Chatel. The chalet is well located, with fantastic views of the mountains, safe bike storage and a  …see more

from £64 / night

£445 - £745 / week

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from £64 / night

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North West Italy holiday b&b let

Province of Imperia / Pigna

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
Casa Valeria is in the countryside about 3kms from the medieval village of Pigna. It is an ideal base for walkers, climbers and lovers of wildlife, as well as being about 25 minutes from the sea.We are very flexible regarding times of arrivals and departures. Also tim  …see more

from £26 / night

£178 - £712 / week

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from £26 / night

(2) Very Good 

20

Holiday home in South India

Kannur / Edakkad

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Set in a Coconut Grove, Malabar Cove Beach House has magnificent views over the Arabian Sea. A perfect hideaway. A place to relax and recuperate from the stresses of every day life. Near the famous Drive-in Beach of Muzhappilangad. Yoga and Ayurveda can be arranged. Mal  …see more

from £95 / night

£662 / week

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from £95 / night

(1) Excellent 

20

B&b rental in Argens-Minervois

Aude / Argens-Minervois

2 8 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
La Cave Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully furnished, recently converted 19th Century wine Cave, close to the Canal du Midi. The ensuite rooms boast magnificent vineyard views, exposed stone walls and original beams, and combine antique charm with modern comforts.Guest  …see more

from £195 / night

£1356 / week

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from £195 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Samoens

Grand Massif / Samoens

11 26 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A holiday to remember” We stayed at Chalet Bobeau over the Easter holidays. We were a little worried about booking so late in the season as we thought there wouldn't be much snow. Luckily we didn't have anything to worry about as the snow was the best  …see more

from £100 / night

£325 - £13790 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Suffolk holiday b&b rental

Suffolk / Aldeburgh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely place to stay” We stayed at this b&b for a couple of nights whilst visiting Aldeburgh (where more family were staying). It was absolutely lovely - very nice room with own bathroom. Plenty of space and very accommodating - we had a 2 yr old an  …see more

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(29) Excellent 

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Our best Ski Holioday yet” In our 20 years skiing this was the best chalet we have been to. It was warm and welcoming. The rooms were all a good size, and comfortably furninshed, with good bathroom facilites.The lounge area could seat most of us in o  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £9500 / week

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from £49 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Santa Margherita di Pula

Pula / Santa Margherita di Pula

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
Magnificent contemporary villa with a breathtaking view on the sea,with 12 m x 5m infinity swimming pool.Rental rates includes daily housekeeper to clean your room and daily private driver (8hours the day)Near to the numerous idyllic white sand beaches of Chia and St. M  …see more

from £787 / night

£5509 / week

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from £787 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Meribel ski chalet to rent.

Les Allues / Meribel

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The chalet has been awarded the prestigious 'Label Meribel' by the tourist office. A Quality label is awarded to a few apartments or chalets, which meet a very high standard of cosyness, decoration & mountain touch. A high proportion of our bookings are repeat  …see more

from £1100 / night

£5600 / week

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from £1100 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Ferentillo with shared pool

Province of Terni / Ferentillo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 112 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An elegant country house recently renovated, soberly and carefully furnished. Set into the wonderful nature of Valnerina, there are also a spectacular terrace and a swimming pool where you can admire the wonderful landscape and relaxing among the green nature of Umbria.  …see more

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(7) Very Good 

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El Medano holiday b&b rental

El Medano / Ensenada Pelada

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very welcoming.” This property does exactly what it says on the tin. The owners could not have been more helpful and every query/request was met with a cheerful response. We used it as a B&B before catching a flight home and it met our needs perfectl  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday b&b with swimming pool in Vicchio

Province of Florence / Vicchio

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Restored romantic Tuscan farmhouse for up to 10 in undiscovered Mugello valley offering tranquil relaxing holiday away from it all. Let Lorenzo and Heidi spoil you with their deliciousTuscan dinners served al fresco under the grape vine!Also available on a B&B basis  …see more

from £212 / night

£1272 - £1484 / week

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from £212 / night

17

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Lake Garda Area

Province of Brescia / Toscolano-Maderno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa Storica is a luxury villa situated on Lake Garda in the Italian Lakes. This 4 bedroom villa is in a peaceful location, surrounded by green hills and overlooking the lake, however it's also well positioned for those who wish to enjoy some sightseeing during their s  …see more

from £492 / night

£3390 - £5763 / week

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from £492 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Kobarid ski b&b to rent.

Slovenian Littoral Region / Kobarid

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
Most of all we would like you to feel great, to leave satisfied and to come back again soon.  …see more

from £43 / night

£276 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Vatican City holiday apartment rental

Vatican City / Vaticano

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“We are looking forward to our return vacation to Rome.” Our family enjoyed our stay in Rome. The apartment was clean. I enjoyed breakfast on the balcony. My two children played chase on the balcony while the adults planned the next day. The metro  …see more

from £68 / night

£407 - £1339 / week

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from £68 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ubud holiday villa rental

Bali / Ubud

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 24 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Heaven” The house is so spacious. The pool is magnificent - you can still do your laps and stay fit (whilst probably overindulging in Bintang and gado-gado). Beautiful, tastefully decorated bedrooms - the artwork was fascinating. I can't recommend thi  …see more

from £227 / night

£1170 - £1834 / week

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from £227 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Fitts

Saint James Parish / Fitts

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“A lovely villa in an excellent location” Ebbtide is a beautiful house situated right next to the Caribbean Sea in Fitts Village, St James, West Coast of Barbados. The house sleeps 8. The top two bedrooms are stunning and large and have a shared balcon  …see more

from £685 / night

£4795 - £6650 / week

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from £685 / night

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Finca rental in Masdache

Lanzarote / Masdache

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Finca Fajardo offers a "rooms for rent" or “full house” modality of stay."Finca Fajardo" has a beautiful view to the dramatic landscape of the place.  …see more

from £84 / night

£582 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b with shared pool in Candidasa

Candidasa / Jasri

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Villa Ombak is a little jewel, a Balinese style house with a lovely terrace with ocean view, situated amidst the green gardens. Here you can experience that the sound of the ocean waves, the frogs and the birds are all part of soul music. Villa Ombak is part of our sma  …see more

from £71 / night

£497 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday home accommodation

Hermanus / Stanford Village

5 10 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Access to the private and secluded 17km long Walker Bay beach. Close to grotto beach, Stanford Cove, Voelklip and Long beach.Go shark diving in nearby Gansbaai. Visit the many wine and cheese farms in the area.  …see more

from £220 / night

£1540 / week

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from £220 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ferentillo

Province of Terni / Ferentillo

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 112 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An elegant country house recently renovated, soberly and carefully furnished. Set into the wonderful nature of Valnerina, there are also a spectacular terrace and a swimming pool where you can admire the wonderful landscape and relaxing among the green nature of Umbria.  …see more

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(3) Excellent 

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Rome holiday apartment rental

Lazio / Rome

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect long-term stay in Rome!” Our experience with living in the Panoramic apartment for 4,5 months is very good. We were welcomed upon arrival by the owner, Flavio, who helped with useful information about the apartment, the neighborhood and other  …see more

from £77 / night

£424 - £1378 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Maroni

Larnaka District / Maroni

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peaceful and relaxing” This is our third time we have spent our holidays at this villa, we come just to chill out in the peaceful and relaxing surroundings. About 40 minutes from Larnaca airport we hire a car as we love driving around visiting the vi  …see more

from £115 / night

£800 / week

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from £115 / night

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Holiday hotel apartment accommodation

Zadar County / Vinjerac

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.004 km
  • Child friendly
Amazing Aparthotel Tamarix with spectacular sea view - perfect place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.Enjoy a fantastic sea views from your room, unforgettable sunsets and magnificent peaks of mountain Velebit.  …see more

from £50 / night

£345 - £979 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Construction typical Salento "Pajare" in a charming rural area surrounded by olive trees just minutes from the sea ... Ideal for those who want to spend a pleasant and relaxing holiday surrounded by beautiful nature ..  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chateau with swimming pool, tennis court in Cherval

Verteillac / Cherval

6 12 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Swimming pool
The Château du Bourbet is steeped in history, dating back to the 15th Century and beyond, from its origins as a Templar fortress to its forced occupation by the German Army and partial demolition at the end of the Second World War. Now lovingly renovated, the Château  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

20

Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Our pajaras are ideal for families with children who have available space to run and great fun for couples wishing to spend a romantic holiday or for the elderly who want to spend a relaxing holiday immersed in nature, breathing fresh air!  …see more

from £76 / night

£755 / week

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from £76 / night

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Otranto holiday trullo rental

Otranto / Diso-Marittima

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Feature built in stone in a land of ancient traditions, sea and sun ... Surrounded by olive trees and a few minutes from the sea .. Ideal for nature lovers and for those who want to spend their holidays relaxing  …see more

from £100 / night

£750 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Ubud with swimming pool

Bali / Ubud

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Griya Aditi is a three bedroom villa. The name Griya Aditi means “Abode of the Light”.The villa is designed as a modern interpretation of Balinese traditional living, each room on ground floor opens on a wide patio, the swimming pool, the "Bale" and the rice f  …see more

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(24) Excellent 

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Les Coches ski chalet rental

Savoie / Les Coches

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Luxury catered chalet in the heart of the Paradiski / ski-in/ski-out (ski from front door!) / hot tub / stunning views of Mont Blanc / fully en suite, all with bath & shower / gourmet dining by professional chef / 425kms+ skiingManaged by Alpine365, we will also arr  …see more

from £170 / night

£1190 - £9298 / week

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from £170 / night

21

French Portes du Soleil ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

7 14 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A brand new chalet, stunningly located at the bottom of the Avoriaz cliffs in the middle of a prairie and opposite the cable car which links Morzine and Avoriaz. Catered or self-catered, with 3 restaurants just 50m from the chalet. Hot tub, sauna & childcare.  …see more

from £102 / night

£712 / week

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from £102 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Vicchio with shared pool

Province of Florence / Vicchio

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Romantic Tuscan Ancient Villa & Farmhouse in undiscovered Mugello valley offering tranquil relaxing holiday away from it all. Caterina is happy to prepare a delicious typical Tuscan dinners al fresco on the gardenFlorence just 40Km & Siena 110KmPrivate pool  …see more

from £106 / night

£662 / week

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from £106 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Vatican City holiday apartment rental

Vatican City / Vaticano

8 22 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
You will have a huge space outdoor and indoor, this is a unique solution you can join Romantic and Aurelio by internall door and Panoramic is just on up floor. you will have more than one floor of building for your group.  …see more

from £339 / night

£1695 - £3806 / week

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from £339 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday guest house with shared pool in Sao Martinho do Porto

Sao Martinho do Porto / Serra das Mangues

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
The domain is situated atop the cliffs and offers beautiful and dramatic views of the inland. If you are looking to enjoy a nice meal with the sound of the crashing waves in the background, to relax and replenish, then this is without question the right address for you.  …see more

from £106 / night

£759 / week

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B&b rental in Psematismenos with swimming pool

Larnaka District / Psematismenos

4 3 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
This is NOT a holiday let but a bed and breakfast establishment and rooms are let out on a price per night or price per week basis. Situated in the historic Psematismenos village, 4 rooms at this idyllic property are available on a bed and breakfast basis. Set on the e  …see more

from £56 / night

£382 / week

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from £56 / night