Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (41979)

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 apartment in El Port de la Selva

Costa Brava / El Port de la Selva

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £53 / night

£527 / week

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avg. 1 hour 20 minutes

from £53 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Kirkby Lonsdale holiday cottage rental

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing” Our 17th visit to the meadows, so must love it! :) What's not to love? Lark and Top Meadow are fabulous! Top Meadow has simply one of the best views anywhere. This is our 4th time at Top Meadow. We stayed with friends, wanted for nothing
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from £139 / night

£599 - £999 / week

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avg. 54 minutes

from £139 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Richards Castle holiday barn rental

Ludlow / Richards Castle

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £60 / night

(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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from £200 / 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

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Shaftesbury

Dorset / Shaftesbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” Stayed at Summer Lodge for a week in October. Very nicely appointed, quiet residential area, and conveniently located within a five minute walk from the town centre, supermarkets (Tesco and Budgens), local restaurants, pubs etc. Hostess Da
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from £57 / night

£395 - £745 / week

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avg. 1 hour 11 minutes

from £57 / 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

(30) Excellent 

32

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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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

43

Muri holiday home rental

Rarotonga / Muri

2 5 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Kaireva Beach House A+++” We are very pleased to be able to write the first review for Kaireva Beach House as we had the privilege of being their first guests. The accommodation is utterly stunning. The owners have spent two years building the house w
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from £350 / night

£2450 / week

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from £350 / night

34

Holiday home with shared pool in Valras-Plage

Herault / Valras-Plage

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £57 / night

£395 - £808 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £57 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

East Riding of Yorkshire / Fitling

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
“Mrs” Really lovely cottage. Clean and well furnished. Visited with our 2 dogs and was an ideal place to stay. Beautiful beach not far away wonderful for walking. Comunication from the owner Simon was really good with very helpful information on findin
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from £65 / night

£360 / week

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avg. 1 hour 18 minutes

from £65 / night

(18) Excellent 

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30

Holiday caravan/mobile home with golf nearby in Blair Atholl

Perth and Kinross / Blair Atholl

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“A fab place to stay” Stayed for three nights and loved it. Caravan perfectly placed, close to river and deck got evening sun for dinner, just lovely. Would highly recommend, Linda was extremely helpful and caravan was spotless. We made use of the film
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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avg. 43 minutes

from £50 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Beausemblant

Drome / Beausemblant

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £119 / night

£579 - £1097 / week

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avg. 3 hours 6 minutes

from £119 / night

(6) Excellent 

21

Apartment rental in Funchal with swimming pool

Funchal / Ajuda

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £39 / night

£271 - £308 / week

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avg. 3 hours 9 minutes

from £39 / night

(11) Excellent 

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76

Holiday barn rental

Loire-Atlantique / Pornic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £45 / night

£446 - £861 / week

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avg. 2 hours 46 minutes

from £45 / night

(11) Excellent 

12

Stoke-on-Trent holiday cottage rental

Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
“perfect cottage in a scenic part of the country” we were greeted by Glyn who is so funny telling us all sorts of tales from his past ! Beth is a very bubbly chatty lady who will sort out any problems ASAP and was lovely to talk to, The fresh eggs brea
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from £80 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

10

Holiday cottage in Appletreewick

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Appletreewick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Excellent accommodation and warm welcome. Beautiful views in a lovely village, a great base for walking and generally exploring the Yorkshire dales. Would definitely recommend and book again.
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from £70 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“Peaceful highland getaway” Stayed with my wife and were joined by friends. A very relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings. A great secluded getaway, perfect location for some hill walking. The sauna was great after a day out on the hills. The property
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from £110 / night

£400 - £720 / week

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avg. 58 minutes

from £110 / night

(7) Excellent 

28

Holiday home in Perranwell Station

Cornwall / Perranwell Station

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and very well equipped cottage in quiet location” Brilliant from start to finish, contact with the property manager Fiona was prompt and contained all the necessary details. The welcome pack which was waiting for us (Bread, Milk, wine) was a
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from £129 / night

£575 - £1350 / week

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from £129 / night

(5) Excellent 

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La Playa de Tauro holiday villa rental

Gran Canaria / La Playa de Tauro

2 6 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£664 - £971 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

28

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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from £165 / 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 6 minutes

from £85 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing” Myself my Hubby and my two kids loved every second at Edith's Cottage. The location is super, the house is perfect for a family. And Sara makes sure you have everything you need and is so easy to chat to. Everything you need for your stay i
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from £105 / night

£395 - £895 / week

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from £105 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 32 minutes

from £100 / night

14

Apartment rental in Lapoutroie

Haut-Rhin / Lapoutroie

2 2 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Private garden

from £36 / night

£246 / week

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from £36 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Playa Blanca holiday villa rental

Lanzarote / Playa Blanca

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely Villa” The Villa lived up to all expectations, it was very clean and well kept. Val met us on arrival and answered any questions we had. His service throughout our stay was exceptional with any queries answered straight away. We will definitely
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from £83 / night

£578 - £1603 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £83 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(8) Very Good 

32

Costa Adeje holiday villa rental

Costa Adeje / Costa Adeje Golf

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Villa is lovely couldn't really fault it if you are going for a relaxing holiday and don't want to get around much. If you do want to venture out I would defiantly recommend hiring a car as the local supermarket is a 20 minute walk and quite hard
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from £93 / night

£650 - £795 / week

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from £93 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from home” Everything you needed from a holiday home plus more besides, only down side was the weather but that couldn't be helped
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from £75 / night

£319 - £559 / week

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avg. 58 minutes

from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Alajero holiday villa rental

La Gomera / Alajero

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £148 / night

£1032 - £1904 / week

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from £148 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Chaumont-sur-Loire

Loir-et-Cher / Chaumont-sur-Loire

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £220 / night

£571 / week

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avg. 3 hours 49 minutes

from £220 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Tranquil lodge with stunning views overlooking the loch with scenic backdrop of Scotttish hills.” Peaceful and scenic surroundings with full view of loch with water sports and large open grass areas allowing each lodge generous garden space - ideal fo
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from £75 / night

£525 - £850 / week

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avg. 1 hour 28 minutes

from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cowes holiday home rental

Cowes / West Cowes

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“An excellent house for a family Christmas, and a great location for summer visitors.” Twelve of us spent our family Christmas in Alban house and it was perfect. The house is lovely, great location, spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Carol could
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from £500 / night

£2000 - £3500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 35 minutes

from £500 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Penclawdd

Swansea / Penclawdd

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A perfect cottage in a perfect location” We have just got back from a one week stay at Lyndon Cottage. It is a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and very well equipped - a real home from home. Nice touches like flowers, a welco
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from £90 / night

£495 - £750 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £90 / night

(12) Excellent 

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13

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

from £75 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday home in La Chapelle-Themer

Vendee / La Chapelle-Themer

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fabulous place with the exception of the shower” We really loved staying here, the house had so much character. The only issue we had was the shower was unusable as it was far to hot, the management company were fantastic and helped us a lot.
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from £60 / night

£390 - £690 / week

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Holiday villa with golf nearby in Largs

North Ayrshire / Largs

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly

from £119 / night

£650 - £1650 / week

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from £119 / night

(27) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage rental

Anstruther / East Neuk

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Beautiful Cottage!” We had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage with stunning views. The location is just perfect right across from the harbour. The cottage itself was extremely well equipped for all of our needs and there has been so much attent
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from £120 / night

£650 - £850 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £120 / night

(40) 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
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from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

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Tropea holiday apartment rental

Province of Vibo Valentia / Tropea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £71 / night

£439 - £658 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £71 / night