Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (42392)

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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Radicondoli holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / Radicondoli

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This was the perfect plpace for all of us” We were 12 people aged fron 20m to 65 years and this was ideal for us all. We felt really safe and it was so peaceful. There is plenty of land and also animals in the nearby fields which was great for the c  …see more

from £62 / night

£428 - £2522 / week

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from £62 / night

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Holiday b&b in Kommetjie

Cape Town / Kommetjie

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
Watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Go wind/surfing on the fantastic surf!  …see more

from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Home rental in Wroxham

Norfolk / Wroxham

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Great Location A Wonderful Riverside Retreat” Rivers End is well located, fully equipped, spacious and very clean. We hired the day boat and made full use of it as the weather was very kind to us. The male members of the family fished in the river u  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1450 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
New build ex farm cottages property in private 'hidden gem' Morfa Nefyn location.  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in La Garenne

Morbihan / La Garenne

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful location” Stayed here in early June 2013 with my wife and two children (2 and 6 months). Lovely surroundings, idyllic location and very scenic. Entertaining a two year old can often be daunting. My 2 year old could run around in the exp  …see more

from £120 / night

£630 - £1890 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Corinth

Corinth / Dessimi

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
The villa is in a quiet, secluded spot with glorious views over the beautiful Dessimi Bay and the neighbouring island of Meganissi yet still within a five minute drive of shops and Tavernas and a five minute walk to the beach. It has one of the best views on the island.  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 / week

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from £243 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Argentiere ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Argentiere

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Apartment Le Globe 1A beautiful apartment located in the heart of Argentiere - ski village in Chamonix. Ideal for ski or summer alpine holidays this 2 bedroom apt sleeps up to 4. Within walking distance to ski area and village restaurants, bars & shops.  …see more

from £154 / night

£770 - £1606 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Very Good 

54

Holiday villa rental

Istria / Medulin

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Medulin Istria Croatia villa house  …see more

from £154 / night

£1077 / week

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from £154 / night

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Newcastle Emlyn holiday home rental

Carmarthenshire / Newcastle Emlyn

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
'A' rated Eco House in 2 acres of organic gardens, located in the magical Cych Valley. It is a comfortable, relaxed property where you can wake to the sound of birdsong, laze In a hammock, visit a beach, light a campfire and marvel at the stars.<br />Erw  …see more

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Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro holiday villa rental

Province of Cadiz / Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro

5 10 14 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 14 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Cinco Rios is a luxury villa situated in the exclusive Sotogrande development on Spain's Andalusian coast. The property comprises of five beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms, two large reception rooms, a dining room and significant outdoor terraces and gardens.  …see more

from £1090 / night

£7629 / week

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from £1090 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

12 24 Min stay varies

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
Atlantic Lodge is a uniquely spacious beach property. It is a perfect place to relax with friends and family and enjoy all that Cornwall has to offer.LATE AVAILABILITY: ONE WEEK from 24/7/15 8 People £1200; ONE WEEK from 21/8/15 14 people £2500<br />  …see more

from £420 / night

£2100 - £4800 / week

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from £420 / night

(3) Very Good 

18

Cottage rental in Wadebridge

Cornwall / Wadebridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful appointed cottages ensuring a relaxing holiday” Very relaxing week spent over the christmas period in a beautiful cottage set in attractive gardens. This was our fourth stay here and would recommend to all from a small family to a large gro  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £740 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Very Good 

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São Miguel / Ponta Delgada

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£240 - £599 / week

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from £35 / night

(7) Very Good 

29

Holiday home rental

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful location for a holiday on Skye.” The house itself is cosy, spacious and comfortable. The view is simply mesmerizing. It's located in Trumpan/Ardmore, so far away from pretty much eveything, but we always loved to drive through the beautiful  …see more

from £98 / night

£950 - £995 / week

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from £98 / night

(1) Average 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Villeneuve les Beziers

Beziers / Villeneuve les Beziers

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
Perfect for one or two families or for a group of friends just coming to relax. You can choose to eat at home, have a BBQ or go to one of the numerous restaurants nearby. There are beautiful sunsets to be seen on the terrace whilst having an 'al fresco' dinner  …see more

from £112 / night

£599 - £1126 / week

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from £112 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Montanchez

Province of Caceres / Montanchez

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A very special place to stay in gorgeous scenery, great walking and bird watching” We all loved Finca al-manzil, even better than the photos. Not an average holiday house, full of personality, comfortable and felt like home with lots of books and dvds  …see more

from £163 / night

£1112 - £1283 / week

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from £163 / night

(7) Very Good 

31

Tywyn holiday farmhouse rental

Tywyn / Rhoslefain

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
Looking for that really special 'get away from it all' rural holiday home? TY NEWYDD farmhouse sleeps 8 guests & is set in a truly beautiful location, with a sea & Mountain View, close to Cader Idris & the Cambrian Coast in Snowdonia National Park.  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £995 / week

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from £99 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Lochearnhead

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Spacious self catering property in Lochearnhead. Four double rooms (two en-suite) a large lounge with log fire, flatscreen TV/DVD player and wi-fi. The kitchen is modern and there is a separate dining room. Outside there is a patio and seating area and a balcony on the  …see more

from £185 / night

£645 - £1200 / week

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from £185 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Saas-Fee

Canton of Valais / Saas-Fee

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Situated on the edge of the village centre. This spacious family friendly apartment sleeps 6 with the option for an additional 2 on the sofa bed in the living room. The building location offers spectacular views across the village, a wraparound balcony and shared wellne  …see more

from £363 / night

£2805 - £3259 / week

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from £363 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Beadnell

Northumberland / Beadnell

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Magnificent Art Deco Family House - A Spotless Home from Home” This house encompassed everything we enjoy and love. Stunning sea views, light and airy, across the road from the wonderful beach, equipped to the gunnels with everything from crookery, gl  …see more

from £178 / night

£1100 - £2185 / week

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from £178 / night

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Home rental in Ile aux Moines with golf nearby

Morbihan / Ile aux Moines

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Enjoy dramatic views of the Morbihan Gulf from home or relax on the beach just 250m away! This traditional island house boasts gorgeous décor, comfortable furnishings and sleeps 8.  …see more

from £83 / night

£575 - £1059 / week

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from £83 / night

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Sauze d'Oulx holiday chalet rental

Sauze d'Oulx / Richardette

3 8 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
At the entrance of Gran Bosco Natural Park, you'll find a charming chalet built in XIV century and just renovated for a comfortable holiday into nature, relax and sport.The house can host up to 8 people.On the ground floor you'll find a nice living room with a  …see more

from £359 / night

£2137 / week

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from £359 / night

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Province of Lecce / Monteroni di Lecce

4 12 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £86 / night

£565 / week

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from £86 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Llanwrtyd Wells holiday barn rental

Powys / Llanwrtyd Wells

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting” We had a wonderful time whilst staying in this very spacious and modern accommodation. There was plenty of room for the children to play inside and outside and the accommodation was well equipped. We part  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Forest Row

East Sussex / Forest Row

5 8 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A large and comfortable house. The house has 5 double bedrooms, a modern kitchen and dining area, comfortable living room and a wonderful garden and outside BBQ/terrace. The house is situated in very good location in the centre of Forest Row,<br />We are 8 mins wa  …see more

from £157 / night

£1098 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday villa in Ceret

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ceret

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet and secluded with great view and walking distance to Ceret” Our family spent two weeks at Mas Sifon in june 2013 and now rented it again in may 2014. I would happily recommend this property for a family or even two families. The best features of  …see more

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Holiday apartment rental

Tavira / Tavira Garden

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Tavira town: 2-bed 2-bath apt with full air-con in family-friendly complex with 2 pools, tennis, gym, WiFi (free in Reception, Bar/Bistro, main pool), etc. Sleeps 4 to 6, Sat TV, Balcony, Sea view. Second week discount 10%. Supermarket 300m, old town 10-15 min walk.&l  …see more

from £69 / night

£411 - £787 / week

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from £69 / night

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Holiday gite in Bagnizeau

Charente-Maritime / Bagnizeau

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Les Vieilles Ombres is set within 2 acres of walled grounds with 4 detached gites which sleep from 2 - 10 people. The large outdoor pool is heated. An ideal setting for a peaceful relaxing holiday yet close enough to activities and to explore the lovely Charente area.  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

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Province of Trento / Tesero

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £86 / night

£599 - £1154 / week

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from £86 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kalkan

Kalkan / Kalamar

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Stunning sea-view villa with private pool.  …see more

from £222 / night

£1550 - £2450 / week

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from £222 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Home rental in Lower Mill with shared pool

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic venue for celebrating with large groups” We hired Muntjac Lodge for a milestone birthday celebration with our extended family and so needed a good space for socialising and also enough bedrooms. The property was absolutely perfect for us. It  …see more

from £100 / night

£1045 - £2395 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Javea holiday villa rental

Costa Blanca / Javea

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“An excellent villa with good amenities” The villa was exactly as the photos showed. It has a well equipped kitchen with everything we needed. There was plenty of crockery which meant we could use the dishwasher without running out of plates and cups!  …see more

from £214 / night

£659 - £2206 / week

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from £214 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Haus im Ennstal

Styria / Haus im Ennstal

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
The apartments are traditionally furnished, typical of the region's country homes, with all the comforts. WLAN. SAT-TV, ski depot w. boot dryer, carport. Relax at the 100sqm wellness area with sauna, infra-red cabin, aroma bath. Breakfast and dinner can be taken at  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

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Madeira / Sao Vicente

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

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Cesseras holiday home rental

Herault / Cesseras

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Built in the 18th Century as part of Cesseras Chateau this former winery has recently been refurbished to a high modern standard while retaining the memories of days gone by. The spacious 3 Bedroom house is in a quiet street in the heart of the village, a short walk to  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £845 / week

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from £71 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Pollenca

Pollenca / Calvario

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Farmhouse and Villa in Pollença, Mallorca situated between Pollença and Port de Pollença. Farmhouse and Villa with Mountain Views and 2 private Swimming Pools (10x5m) & (8x4m) and private gardens up to 14 persons. These villas would be an ideal  …see more

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Renaio

Barga / Renaio

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This is a beautiful place to stay in Italy” You wind your way up the hills to Mengarino which is situated high up above Barga. Simonetta was there to meet us having kept in touch during our approach and showed us around the farmhouse and second apartm  …see more

from £150 / night

£842 - £1364 / week

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from £150 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Dorttepe

Mugla Province / Dorttepe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
15 MINUTE FROM AIRPORT<br />15 MINUTE FROM AIRPORT , 25 MINUTE FROM BODRUM  …see more

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(1) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Menthon St Bernard

Annecy / Menthon St Bernard

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
Beautiful village house in Menthon St. Bernard with Lake and Mountain views. Situated at the footsteps of the Menthon St. Bernard castle, the house is 130m2 and sleeps up to 8 guests comfortably.<br />There is a 90€ cleaning charge and 1000€ deposit.  …see more

from £197 / night

£1377 / week

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from £197 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dordogne / Tursac

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning

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from £60 / night

£385 / week

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from £60 / night