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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(2) Excellent 

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Ume Anyar holiday villa rental

Seririt / Ume Anyar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa !!!” We spent more than 2 weeks at Lumba Lumba in September/October my friend Karin and I. We had a great time, from the terrace we watched dolphins swim by, a spectacular experience. The Villa was very comfortable equipped, the beds  …see more

from £119 / night

£831 / week

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from £119 / night

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Holiday home in Kumarakom

Kerala / Kumarakom

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
The Houseboat contains well furnished & bath attached bedrooms, sun bath-deck, lounge cum dining room and a hygienic kitchen. In the royal kitchen, we prepare delicious Kerala food. Two boats-men and an expert cook will retinue your trip , for making your trip more comf  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1420 / week

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from £125 / night

21

Studio rental in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Dordogne / Sarlat-la-Canéda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Romantic and very private luxery accommodation in an old artist's studio situated the large grounds of a magnificent 18thC manor house. Gorgeous stone walls and travertine marble floors, private terrace and parking, stylish decor and beautifully furnished. Stunning  …see more

from £89 / night

£595 / week

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from £89 / night

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Holiday villa in Buje

Istria / Buje

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This luxury fully staffed villa was converted from an old school house and sits on top of a hill with 360 views over the sea, Motovun and Grozjnan.  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 - £5500 / week

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from £358 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ubud holiday villa rental

Bali / Ubud

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villas, excellent service..” We booked both villas for our family gathering in end Sep 2012. The villas were very nice and quiet with beautiful rice field view. Swimming pools were also very clean and we barely felt the chlorin in the wate  …see more

from £880 / night

£6160 / week

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from £880 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Peisey-Nancroix ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Peisey-Nancroix

7 15 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great friendly comfortable and inexpensive chalet holiday” We took the chalet as a whole and all 15 of the group were extremely pleased with the level of service, quality of food and general standard of the accommodation. We will certainly be using th  …see more

from £75 / night

£540 / week

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from £75 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Haute Nendaz

Nendaz / Haute Nendaz

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Catered Chalet, ideally located in the resort of Haute Nendaz, part of the extensive Verbier 4 valley ski area, just 50m from the ski lifts and a few minutes on foot to the resort centre. Ideal for families and large groups, with 8 bedrooms. Hot tub. Next to lifts Wi-  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 - £11000 / week

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from £358 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Ko Pha Ngan / Srithanu

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Luxurious Thai villa. 3 Full Time Staff, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms. Ideally situated on the sea in Sri Thanu,north west coast of Koh Phangan. 10mtr x 10mtr open plan lounge/dining area with stunning 360 degree views. Jacuzzi, Private Swimming Pool, Internet Access.3 Full  …see more

from £340 / night

£2380 / week

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from £340 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Arcs ski chalet to rent.

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

5 14 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Alpine chic! Chalet Algonquin sleeps up to 14 guests in five large en-suite bedrooms, plus gorgeous traditional wood and stone interior throughout with Stunning Views of the Vanoise National Park.Two fabulous balconiesAmazing mountain viewsGorgeous bespoke interiorFanta  …see more

from £840 / night

£6540 / week

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from £840 / night

24

La Tzoumaz ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Overlooking the Rhone Valley, Chalet Janluke is uncompromisingly modern. Situated in a secluded location with views over La Tzoumaz, with 8 min. cable car ride from Verbier, the Chalet's stunning contemporary design remodels elements of traditional Swiss ski chalets.  …see more

from £500 / night

£3500 / week

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from £500 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Ski-in Ski-out ChamonixSelf catered chalet Hot tub and log fire7m Solar-heated above-ground swimming pool (summer only)Trampolines Perfectly located on the pisteShort transfer from Geneva  …see more

from £14286 / night

£99999 / week

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from £14286 / night

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Tochni holiday apartment rental

Larnaka District / Tochni

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Mespilo traditional village apartments are located at Tochni, a small and picturesque village, lies half way between Larnaca and Limassol towns and is only a 20 minute drive away from Larnaca international airport. and 10 mintues to the beach.  …see more

from £47 / night

£327 - £356 / week

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from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lake Garda Area holiday hotel apartment rental

Manerba del Garda / Montinelle

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
The house is in a panoramic position above the bay of Manerba del Garda, in the centre of the town, near services such as bakery, a butcher shop, supermarket, and news-stand. It has a kidney-shaped swimming pool (open from April to September) with loungers, a sun terra  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday riad rental

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
An amazing riad,6 bedrooms each with its shower or bath room, seating 14 people in an atmosphere that is both simple and luxurious. The architectural blend of traditional Moroccan and contemporary lines, volumes and provides living spaces bathed in light and serenity.Te  …see more

from £116 / night

£806 / week

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from £116 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Larnaka District / Maroni

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic holiday, in a property full of Cypriot character.” We had a great week in this characterful village, the hosts are full of local knowledge and helped us get the most of our week. The room was surprisingly spacious, very airy and has all the  …see more

from £50 / night

£340 / week

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from £50 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Les Coches

Savoie / Les Coches

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Stunning traditional ski chalet, sleeping 13 in 6 bedrooms. Luxury hot tub. Exposed beams, amazing log fire, huge lounge, fully catered with professional chef, gourmet cuisine, English TV, Xbox360 and free wifi.During winter, we can arrange your lift passes, ski hire, t  …see more

from £920 / night

£6435 / week

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from £920 / night

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Tochni holiday apartment rental

Larnaka District / Tochni

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vasilikos house is a traditional stone built fully furnished holiday apartment and is located at Tochni village, a small and picturesque village which lies halfway between Larnaca and Limassol towns and only 7km to the beach.  …see more

from £73 / night

£475 / week

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from £73 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bagnoregio

Province of Viterbo / Bagnoregio

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The farm holidays "Antica Terra" stands on a scenic and peaceful hilltop between Umbria and Lazio, 400 meters above sea level, with a splendid view of Civita di Bagnoregio, the renowned medieval borgo.Near Orvieto, Lago di Bolsena, Todi and Viterbo  …see more

from £160 / night

£1120 / week

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from £160 / night

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Holiday b&b with golf nearby in Civita Castellana

Province of Viterbo / Civita Castellana

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
20% discount 30th Dec-2nd Jan. Perfect for parties! An 18th century ancient family mansion. A wide living room endowed with an ancient fireplace, making a stay here even in winter rather romantic. In the middle of the Etruscan territory and 50 km from the Rome centre.P  …see more

from £39 / night

£255 - £339 / week

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from £39 / night

(20) Average 

49

Holiday guest house in Busuanga Island

Palawan Province / Busuanga Island

10 16 1 night min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Pier House is located to a neighboring islands-beaches, mangroove river and Japanese ship wrecks from WWII, on the outskirts of the Island often referred to as one of Coron Busuangas best kept secrets. Quiet, peaceful, and away from Coron towns hectic and noisy style,  …see more

from £42 / night

£293 / week

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from £42 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski chalet in Les Houches

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This beautiful mountain lodge is located close to the ski lifts at Prarion and the ski pistes of Les Houches (Chamonix Valley)..... and in the summer, the stunning Mountain bike and hiking trails. The chalet has excellent facilities which include a sauna and exterior h  …see more

from £500 / night

£1800 - £8556 / week

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from £500 / night

20

Farmhouse rental in Vicchio with shared pool

Province of Florence / Vicchio

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Agriturismo Fattoria I RicciRomantic Tuscan Ancient Villa and Farmhouse in undiscovered Mugello valley offering tranquil relaxing holiday away from it all. Caterina and Riccardo are happy to prepare a delicious typical Tuscan dinners.  …see more

from £293 / night

£2034 / week

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from £293 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Tutukaka

Northland Region / Tutukaka

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Swimming pool
“Superb accommodation, beautiful location and great hosts!” This beautiful property, far from noise or disturbances, provides luxurious private accommodation in the form of a private wing with large double bedroom, dressing room (with fridge, tea/coffe  …see more

from £200 / night

£1750 / week

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from £200 / night

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Ski chalet to rent in French Portes du Soleil

Haute-Savoie / Morzine

18 50 Min stay varies

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 50
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Chalet Au Coin du Feu is situated at the base of the new 3S cable car on the Crot run, surrounded by pastures and stunning views. It sleeps up to 48 people. We also have a pommer lift 50m away from the chalet. There is a big garden for the kids to play safely in.  …see more

from £39 / night

£267 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Vicchio with shared pool

Province of Florence / Vicchio

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 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. Owner are happy to prepare a delicious typical Tuscan dinners al fresco on the gardenFlorence just 40Km & Siena 110KmPrivate pool  …see more

from £187 / night

£1229 / week

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from £187 / night

24

Brion holiday b&b rental

Brion / Lieu dit La Mothaye

4 15 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Castle B&B in the hart of the Loire region. Discover the chateaux, the historical towns, abbeys, the vineyards, and much more. Renovated chateau with 4 luxury bedrooms, salon, and large swimmingpool, all in 35 ha of wood and parcland.Looking for a gite in the chteau  …see more

from £111 / night

£772 / week

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from £111 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Luz

Luz / Montinhos da Luz

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful villa, quiet location within reach of a number of beaches and shops” We first went to Villa Arpeggio in 2012, and loved it so much we returned this year. It is a lovely villa with big rooms and a well equipped kitchen. We love the fact that  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 / week

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from £60 / night

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Villa rental in Southern Italy with swimming pool

Province of Bari / Monopoli

9 18 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
Superb 18th Century Palladian Villa sleeping 18 and Restored Trulli in Magnificant Gardens with Olympic Pool for beautiful Vacations with Families or friends.  …see more

from £666 / night

£4662 / week

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from £666 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Vatican City holiday apartment rental

Vatican City / Vaticano

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“The best place to stay in Rome!” Eight of us spent six wonderful days at this apartment. The apartment is spacious and has great beds. Everything lived up to our expectations and their hospitality, including breakfast items, was appreciated. Afforda  …see more

from £145 / night

£865 - £1656 / week

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from £145 / night

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Marrakech holiday villa rental

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region / Marrakech

7 16 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Luxury Fully Staffed Moroccan Villa just 4 miles from Marrakech with 7 generous size bedrooms and private heated swimming pool.  …see more

from £1050 / night

£7350 / week

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from £1050 / night

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Segovia holiday b&b rental

Province of Segovia / Segovia

11 38 1 night min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 38
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
La Data is a 4* Rural Hotel with 11 confortable rooms situated in Gallegos, a small town close to Segovia. Fantastic transportation from Madrid and the Madrid-Barajas airport. La Data is surrounded by meadows and forests.Its a great place to rest and enjoy.  …see more

from £60 / night

£430 / week

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from £60 / night

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Sedella holiday villa rental

Province of Malaga / Sedella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large detached home down a concrete track (but only 10 minutes walk from the village of Sedella), traffic is almost non existent apart from working mules and the goat herders walking their goats twice a day. 3 double bedroom property set in the Countryside of a typical  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £57 / night

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Rapolano Terme holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / Rapolano Terme

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Podere Capannacce and Torricella are two ancient farms located in the Ombrone valley known since Middle Ages for its abundance of water and its fertility. Torricella is placed over the valley and is only 500 m. far from Capannacce.Torricella is composed by a ancient mi  …see more

from £178 / night

£1102 / week

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from £178 / night

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Holiday b&b in Casole d'Elsa

Province of Siena / Casole d'Elsa

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Built in an ancient convent of Casole d'Elsa, a medieval village in the heart of Tuscany, 30 km from Siena. Period residence, bedroom suites, breakfast, casole d'Elsa, siena,TuscanyBuilt in an ancient convent of Casole d'Elsa, a medieval village in the he  …see more

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