Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (43101)

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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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow rental

County Down / Newcastle

4 6 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Just the perfect location between the sea and the Mournes.” This beautiful, fully modernised property sits at the edge of the inner bay and dunes, with views from the picture windows across the water to Slieve Donard and the cosy fire means its great
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from £125 / night

£800 - £900 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Mayfield

East Sussex / Mayfield

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £95 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Okeford Fitzpaine

Blandford Forum / Okeford Fitzpaine

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 39 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed here over Christmas week and it is a absolutely beautiful cottage. The reason why it hasn't got 5 stars is because cooking xmas dinner for 6, we struggled with baking trays and had to buy more. Also the garden wasn't totally sec
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from £150 / night

£390 - £1030 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

28

Holiday cottage in Brantome

Dordogne / Brantome

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite” Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the gro
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from £79 / night

£589 - £841 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

9

Dordogne / Neuvic

2 8 1 night min

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

from £59 / night

£421 / week

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from £59 / night

(29) Excellent 

45

Holiday cottage rental

Ventnor / St Lawrence, Ventnor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful home in peaceful setting” Breakers Sound is a stunning house in lovely gardens with sea views. It contained everything we needed for a relaxing week. The location is very peaceful without being isolated, and lovely walks straight from the ho
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from £150 / night

£525 - £1345 / week

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from £150 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Llandudno holiday home rental

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Another great stay” 3rd stay for a short break it says it all. A lovely home for all ages.Beautiful furnishings a warm and comfortable place to stay.
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from £95 / night

£665 - £1365 / week

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from £95 / night

(41) Excellent 

32

Mont Tremblant ski home to rent.

Quebec / Mont Tremblant

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Best option in Tremblant” The property is by far the best in the area. It is perfectly appointed and the photographs are completely accurate. 8 to 10 people fit perfectly. My family and I had a lovely Christmas and New Year's holiday at Tremblant and
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from £135 / night

£860 - £1300 / week

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from £135 / night

(8) Excellent 

30

Holiday cottage in Port Pendennis

Falmouth / Port Pendennis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Even better than the photographs.” This property comes with everything you may need in terms of cleaning materials, cooking accessories like kitchen towels, soap in all washing areas, and if the is anything else you need there is a Spar shop a level w
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from £120 / night

£545 - £1500 / week

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from £120 / night

(49) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy cottage” Lovely cottage with lots of charm Furnishing and equipment first class Very friendly owners Hot tub brilliant
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from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Gullane

East Lothian / Gullane

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £315 / night

£2200 - £3300 / week

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from £315 / night

(23) Excellent 

21

Holiday villa with golf nearby in Amarilla Golf

Amarilla Golf / La Quinta

4 8 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lauren Quinta Villa” This villa is exactly as described and has everything you could possibly need. Sunshine all day in different parts of the grounds. Fabulous location in quiet neighbourhood. We had a query about the pool so messaged owner who respo
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from £120 / night

£840 / week

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from £120 / night

(7) Very Good 

7

Holiday cottage rental

County Mayo / Charlestown

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Charming home in idyllic setting” I stayed here with my husband, baby, parents, siblings and their partners in July and had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday. The home is a beautiful country cottage, which we felt very cost and at home in. The v
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from £59 / night

£337 / week

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from £59 / night

27

Holiday home in Arsie

Province of Belluno / Arsie

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £49 / night

£337 - £673 / week

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from £49 / night

(8) Excellent 

25

Home rental in Tombeboeuf with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tombeboeuf / Villebramar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v
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from £136 / night

£950 - £1375 / week

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from £136 / night

(43) Excellent 

20

Bognor Regis holiday cottage rental

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm. Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
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from £45 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £45 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Killarney holiday home rental

County Kerry / Killarney

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £252 / night

£1680 - £2269 / week

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from £252 / night

(2) Very Good 

21

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Cap D'En Font

Minorca / Cap D'En Font

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£700 - £1650 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(62) Excellent 

40

Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely quiet location” We had a lovely relaxing time in this quiet location, everything we needed - home from home. Enjoyed a coffee at the hotel on site.
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from £55 / night

£385 - £830 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Very Good 

12

Gortin holiday cottage rental

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
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from £65 / night

£250 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage accommodation

County Kerry / Dingle Peninsula

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect! Coming back.” Only 6 miles from Dingle town and yet a historic, rural idyll, walking distance from an expansive beach and a hamlet with two pubs. Quiet, private, home-like.
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from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(5) Excellent 

35

Nethy Bridge holiday home accommodation

Badenoch and Strathspey / Nethy Bridge

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Christmas week” Three generations enjoyed Christmas week in Dell lodge and East Dell. Arriving on a very snowy evening we found both properties warm with central heating and log burners already lit. Also Christmas tree and festive decorations .
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from £215 / night

£1290 - £2750 / week

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from £215 / night

(7) Excellent 

35

Cottage rental in Banbury

Oxfordshire / Banbury

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Mrs” Great property, very well equipped and modern. As a group of five adults we all found the rooms comfortable and the living area very sociable.
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from £99 / night

£753 - £1624 / week

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from £99 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sidmouth

Devon / Sidmouth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house, great location.” Very nice house with everything we could need provided. Everything very clean and tidy. All furnishings and beds comfortable. Ideal location for walking to town or the front and lovely walks along riverside.
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from £50 / night

£325 - £775 / week

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from £50 / night

(6) Excellent 

23

Ski apartment to rent in Soldeu

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a huge improvement to the last time we st
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from £180 / night

£700 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Very Good 

15

Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su
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from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

30

Cottage rental in Coldingham

Borders / Coldingham

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£525 - £765 / week

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from £110 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Home rental in Mawgan Porth

Cornwall / Mawgan Porth

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“amazing amazing amazing” I would recommend this property to anyone the house is spacious airy and spotlessly clean. The pin has the most beautiful view's across mawgan porth from watching sunrise to sunset you just cannot get enough of the view.The be
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from £175 / night

£1000 - £1300 / week

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from £175 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Exmoor National Park / Lynmouth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Glorious” We've stayed here for quite a few years now and love it. It is so calming and wonderful views abound. It is a home from home and I always feel very happy here. Thank you K Cartwright for a lovely holiday.
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from £107 / night

£640 - £1270 / week

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from £107 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Winchcombe holiday cottage accommodation

Cotswolds / Winchcombe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful!” The cottage is lovely! Some original features but with the luxury of central heating! We thought it was a fab touch to have wine and milk in the fridge, although we left it for the next guest as we'd already bought some with us. We then fo
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from £64 / night

£400 - £1000 / week

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from £64 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Bury St. Edmunds

Suffolk / Bury St Edmunds

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Lovely Lodge, Peaceful and relaxing retreat” Arrived to find a lovely welcoming note from Debbie and Ian with some local cordial, milk and biscuits for us to nibble on as we unpacked. We went to the local fish and chip shop that night as we had done p
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from £99 / night

£499 - £599 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Osseja holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Osseja

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
“Full of character in the centre of Osseja, perfect for exploring French and Spanish Pyrenees” Osseja is a small town with lots of character, and the apartment is situated perfectly in the centre of town, within a 5 minute walk of the town square. T
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from £70 / night

£390 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Castlegregory

Dingle Peninsula / Castlegregory

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Quiet and well equipped” Ignore the map when looking at this property, it's not accurate. The directions are good though and you can find it on Google earth. It has a lovely view of mountains and countryside. At times the weather was awful but it was
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from £54 / night

£375 - £584 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Very Good 

71

Villa rental in Pissouri with swimming pool

Limassol District / Pissouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.125 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic Villa, great location.” The villa was fantastic with everything you need for a great holiday - a pool table to keep everyone entertained when you want a break from the sun, a great pool, shaded areas around the pool. TV with all the channels
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from £89 / night

£618 - £971 / week

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from £89 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Quinns Rocks

Quinns Rocks / Quinns Beach

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£398 - £1148 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Porth

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £98 / night

£395 - £1695 / week

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from £98 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Beja

Beja District / Beja

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Heavenly” We had the most perfect holiday here with our 14 month old child. She loved the pool and wandering around the grounds. The house was so beautifully decorated and the prefect place to relax. The couple who come to water the garden were so lov
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from £60 / night

£416 - £683 / week

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from £60 / night

(18) Excellent 

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La Chapelle-D'Abondance ski apartment to rent.

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
“Home away from home” We really enjoyed the stay at les fermes de Jules. The apartment was well looked after and had all the modern amenities one might need when on holiday (tv, dvd, sound system, dishwasher and washing machine amongst others).All in a
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from £70 / night

£475 - £900 / week

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