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Rural retreats (79372)

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 villa rental

Amoudara / Ammoudara

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £39 / night

£381 - £622 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Regnie-Durette holiday castle rental

Rhone / Regnie-Durette

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £113 / night

£725 - £1449 / week

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from £113 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Rhosneigr holiday bungalow rental

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£519 - £1040 / week

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from £108 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Home rental in Valley

Anglesey / Valley

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Views” I have just spent 4 nights at Trefonen House With my family to celebrate my birthday. We had an amazing time. The house was beautiful with gorgeous sea views. The younger members (and some of the older ones) thoroughly enjoyed the
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from £232 / night

£1497 - £4035 / week

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from £232 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kidderminster

Worcestershire / Kidderminster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect retreat” We travelled from France for a week visiting family and friends. Perfect place to stay with all amenities needed and easy access to everywhere we needed to go. The lake and walk were lovely and much enjoyed by our dog Bazza. Will defi
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from £70 / night

£290 / week

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from £70 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday bungalow in Kyle of Lochalsh

Lochalsh / Kyle of Lochalsh

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Immaculate cottage in ideal location. Can't be faulted! Had lovely weather but cottage would have been ideal bolthole if weather had not behaved.
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from £49 / night

£340 - £747 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 / week

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from £44 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Apokoronas

Chania Prefecture / Apokoronas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little paradise” This place is just fantastic. It's in a quiet little village in the hills with splendid sunset and sunrise on the scenary around. The welcome is so kind that it really set the highest standard for cretan hospitality. The house is
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from £67 / night

£466 - £992 / week

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from £67 / night

(14) 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
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from £143 / night

£1000 / week

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from £143 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Foyers

Loch Ness / Foyers

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Just Amazing!” The Wee Residence was really cosy and nice to stay in, we had no problems with it. Not very far from the residence there's the Foyers Falls which are beautiful. We visited many places such as Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, the Tom
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from £60 / night

£300 - £380 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday home with shared pool in Beziers

Herault / Beziers

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£216 - £871 / week

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from £52 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The secret ski area” Having skied for 25 years within Europe, 5 years ago we were given the opportunity to experience Maria Alm and we have not looked back! The apartment is very well appointed and within 5 minutes of all amenities required for a gre
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from £80 / night

£485 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Home rental in Rudyard Lake

Leek / Rudyard Lake

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £198 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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from £198 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Hebden Bridge holiday cottage rental

West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Salo

Province of Brescia / Salo

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £147 / night

£1026 - £2052 / week

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from £147 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £29 / night

£151 - £281 / week

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from £29 / night

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Holiday cottage in Mosfellsbaer

Reykjavik / Mosfellsbaer

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Superb” Absolutely stunning house had everything you need. Beautiful location with views over the fjord and hills.Would have no hesitation in recommending here to any one. You would not be disappointed.
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from £173 / night

£1035 - £1826 / week

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from £173 / night

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Holiday log cabin rental

Sandyhills / Southwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£390 - £713 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday bungalow in Blaimont

Namur Province / Blaimont

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£156 / week

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from £26 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Harris

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Harris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £122 / night

£850 - £1195 / week

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from £122 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Svoronata holiday villa let

Svoronata / Metaxata

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“stunning pool” We arrived at night the quickest transfer ever only 10 minutes to metexata and we were there. We arrived to a lovely surprise at Herakles 1. a very warm welcome table, chairs set out and a bottle of wine. Were can we start, Bedrooms
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from £35 / night

£250 - £750 / week

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from £35 / night

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

Ceredigion / Borth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Magical place” Just had a lovely weekend with my dog at this very special place. The top room is very romantic and you can sit in the bath and watch the waves. The house is furnished comfortably and thoughtfully. It's like home from home. Superb se
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from £100 / night

£700 - £1610 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Franschhoek holiday cottage rental

Franschhoek / Winelands

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £151 / night

£1057 / week

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from £151 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Sant Vicent de sa Cala holiday finca rental

Ibiza / Sant Vicent de sa Cala

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Delightful location will huge productive garden and distant sea views.” Casa Maria certainly got us hooked in to the bohemian vibe of the 'other-side-of-Ibiza' - Lovely rustic country setting with fig and almond trees. Fresh farm eggs from our organic
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from £106 / night

£742 - £2313 / week

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from £106 / night

(48) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in Bonsall

Matlock / Bonsall

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Weavers Cottage” Cosy, traditional cottage with all the amenities required for an enjoyable stay. This was our second visit and it is a great base to explore Matlock Bath and surroundings. Superb value and good communication with the owner.
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from £60 / night

£360 - £600 / week

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from £60 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Easter Break” North Berwick is a great place to stay for a break away with loads of pubs and restaurants all family friendly. Accommodation is spot on and right in the heart of the town. This was our third stay and won't be our last
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from £115 / night

£620 - £750 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Norham

Northumberland / Norham

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect place to stay in Northern England.” The house was fantastic with great facilities, spotlessly clean and a beautiful area. The owners take great care of the house. There were great walks nearby, a lovely town of Norham near with good pubs,
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from £75 / night

£320 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Well equipped homely cottage” Snowden Cottage is a lovely 3 bed cottage with parking for three cars up the hill above Llanberis high street. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable one, from a very well equipped kitchen t
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from £100 / night

£525 - £845 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Dirleton

North Berwick / Dirleton

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“perfect stay” Booked for a 3 day stay over Christmas. Welcomed with groceries, bottle of champagne and Christmas tree! Had 7 for Christmas lunch, we had everything necessary for cooking and a perfect lounge/diner/kitchen area so no one missed out. Wa
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from £110 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Winterton-on-Sea

Norfolk / Winterton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“A Very comfortable Cottage” Excellent location right near the beach. The cottage was very well kept and very clean with a small garden . The garden was very well maintained. The village of Winterton-on -Sea was a very quiet village with a shop , post
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from £90 / night

£545 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Carmel, Wales

Caernarfon / Carmel, Wales

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £50 / night

£230 - £280 / week

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from £50 / 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

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St Michaels holiday home rental

St Andrews / St Michaels

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(63) Excellent 

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Taormina holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Pearl in the hills over the Ionian Sea (Sicily)” We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful d
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from £46 / night

£324 - £690 / week

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from £46 / 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

(50) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skeabost Bridge

Portree / Skeabost Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic, cosy... A dream” We had à very nice stay in skeabost wood cottage. The place is really pratical, WE feel like we could stay here forever. The cottage is really well located to explore isle of skye. All the books and hike maps help us to cho
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from £100 / night

£700 - £2500 / week

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from £100 / night

(70) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Skipton

North Yorkshire / Skipton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mini moon retreat” We stayed here for our wedding day and for a few days after and it couldn't have been better! The house was beautifully fernished with amazing beds,super comfy sofas and even the carpet was nice. Kitchen was fantastic and bathroo
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from £55 / night

£380 - £690 / week

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from £55 / night

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