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Rural retreats (28296)

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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Villa letting in Chulilla with swimming pool

Province of Valencia / Chulilla

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £120 / night

£700 - £1300 / week

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from £120 / night

(63) Very Good 

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Brixham holiday home rental

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“What a cottage!” Location and convenience to sea front; to all types of shopping and transportation. Bright clean kitchen Private and cozy patio Friendly neighborhood pub!
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from £45 / night

£320 - £700 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Achiltibuie holiday home rental

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Zinal

Canton of Valais / Zinal

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment in a very nice resort” Our extended family of 8 adults spent the New Year's week in Zinal. The apartment was perfect for our group - enough space and well designed. It is also very well situated, close to the town centre, but off a
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from £115 / night

£800 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Guia holiday villa rental

Albufeira / Guia

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £188 / night

£1316 - £4167 / week

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from £188 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with tennis court in Tincleton

Dorchester / Tincleton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful” We stayed in Tincleton Lodge for the weekend, arriving home yesterday. A party of family on our annual get together, mums, sisters, daughters, cousins, aunties and nieces. The cottage was perfect for us. Very spacious and well equipped, wit
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from £248 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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(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

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Truro

Truro District / Truro

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Faultless” The perfect holiday cottage. A beautiful setting, comfortable, well equipped, quiet, we want to go back.
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from £50 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £50 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Stockland

Honiton / Stockland

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
“Hidden Gem” Cosy cottage set in beautiful surroundings and perfectly equipped. It felt like home instantly ,especially with the wonderful welcome from our lovely hosts Steve & Angela. Really reluctant to write this review as so want to keep this hidde
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from £42 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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avg. 3 hours 11 minutes

from £42 / night

(12) Excellent 

24

Noss Mayo holiday cottage rental

Devon / Noss Mayo

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely cottage in perfect location” This was a lovely cottage. Perfectly situated in the beautiful village of Noss Mayo with stunning cliff-top walks and easy access to the historic city of Plymouth and its amenities. The cottage was full of character
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from £52 / night

£360 - £800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 15 minutes

from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in La Cala de Mijas

Mijas / La Cala de Mijas

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect villa for a large family” We enjoyed a week at this lovely villa which is located close to supermarkets and restaurants all within walking distance and an easy short walk to the beach. The villa was very clean on arrival and we met both the o
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from £218 / night

£1523 - £3860 / week

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from £218 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llandudno Town

Llandudno / Llandudno Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“fantastic!” I visited Ty Haf and Llandudno during Eastern. The homeowners are very kind and willing to welcome their guests. The cottage is fully equipped and has amazing views over the North Promenade, Great and Little Orme. You can see the sheep go
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from £70 / night

£300 - £660 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £70 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Achiltibuie Quinag Cottage” Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Very well-appointed with everything we needed. The village store is only 2 doors away and incredibly friendly too. The owner's information was very helpful in advance and also they hav
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from £115 / night

£800 - £1000 / week

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avg. 2 hours 54 minutes

from £115 / night

(14) Excellent 

24

Chabanais holiday gite rental

Chabanais / Chirac

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Great week at acorn lake.” We stayed at dean and veenas gite in cussac, what a lovely and helpfull couple they are nothing is to much trouble. The fishing was excellent with many fish to over 20lb, it is a lovely place to just chill out the animals th
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from £52 / night

£370 - £560 / week

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(45) Excellent 

24

Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se
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from £327 / night

£2281 - £4036 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday gite with shared pool in Cassaniouze

Cantal / Cassaniouze

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £60 / night

£330 - £670 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

São Miguel / Agua Retorta

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £58 / night

£363 - £565 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £58 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Kyrenia

Kyrenia District / Kyrenia

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A comfortable and peaceful place with a lovely atmosphere” This was our first time to stay in a holiday letting. The owner made the booking process very smooth and kept in touch with us throughout the process. The outside areas where very well maintai
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from £176 / night

£1185 / week

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avg. 1 hour 9 minutes

from £176 / night

(13) Very Good 

21

Vilamoura holiday villa rental

Quarteira / Vilamoura

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Villa” Wow, this villa is even nicer in person than the photos make it out to be. Sure the first time you get there its easy to miss the dirt road but once you get your bearings your fine. The villa is so private and spacious and the air c
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from £115 / night

£650 - £1790 / week

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(19) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday barn in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £55 / night

£360 - £910 / week

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avg. 1 hour 7 minutes

from £55 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Foulksmills

County Wexford / Foulksmills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“The Perfect Accomodation for our weekend stay.” We enjoyed a lovely weekend break at the Mill Farm Cottages. The accommodation was perfect for our family's needs. The electric blankets and fire in the grate ready to go were a lovely added touch for a
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from £97 / night

£264 - £571 / week

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avg. 1 hour 45 minutes

from £97 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Corfu

Ionian Islands / Corfu

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £130 / night

£600 - £2400 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £130 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Great Rissington

Gloucestershire / Great Rissington

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage and facilities” A wonderful cottage. Four of us had a bedroom each, there were two bathrooms / toilets and an additional shower room with toilet on the ground floor. This was very important to us as one of our friends only has one le
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from £230 / night

£720 - £780 / week

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avg. 2 hours 57 minutes

from £230 / 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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avg. 47 minutes

from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Llandudno

Conwy County / Llandudno

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £110 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Port Isaac

Cornwall / Port Isaac

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Very Nice Cottage, Great Location” Beautiful cottage with a great location and view. We really enjoyed our stay here, especially the extra family room at the top entrance.
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from £98 / night

£440 - £1200 / week

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from £98 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Padstow Harbour

Padstow / Padstow Harbour

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Short Break” Fantastic location, accommodation is just as described, will definately be using it again!...lovely modern amenities, very comfy beds and plenty of room for everyone.
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from £245 / night

£960 - £1900 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Chateaulin

Chateaulin / Dineault

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent location and very quiet” The location was perfect and the house was quite charming and exactly what we needed for our family vacation. The caretakers were very nice and the neighbours extremely friendly. Stephen & Melanie were very helpful -
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from £59 / night

£345 - £495 / week

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from £59 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £191 / night

£1092 - £2662 / week

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from £191 / night

(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

20

Cottage rental in Shalford

Guildford / Shalford

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Can't wait to go back” We had a super week at Dagley Cottage. Perfect for a couple, the cottage is very cosy, well equipped, and in a perfect location for exploring the Surrey Hills. We brought our bikes and enjoyed fabulous cycling in the area. Still
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from £90 / night

£500 - £525 / week

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Gaucin holiday home rental

Costa del Sol / Gaucin

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £85 / night

£550 - £1370 / week

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avg. 3 hours 56 minutes

from £85 / night

(36) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Whaley Bridge

Derbyshire / Whaley Bridge

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful Peak District Location” We stayed for a week in Primrose Cottage in March. We have family who live in the area and we were able to meet up with them several times. Super cottage, very welcoming & goodies pack great. Did some lovely walks
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from £65 / night

£285 - £465 / week

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avg. 3 hours 0 minutes

from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday gite in Vervins

Aisne / Vervins

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £31 / night

£250 - £334 / week

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from £31 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Home rental in Perdika

Aegina / Perdika

1 3 Min stay varies

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

from £53 / night

£351 - £439 / week

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avg. 2 hours 16 minutes

from £53 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Arcs

Bourg Saint Maurice / Les Arcs

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Excellent 1 bed ski in ski out appartment” Very comfortable, we used bedroom for 2 kids and sofa bed for 2 adults. Nadia very helpful and answered our questions quickly. We will be back.
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from £118 / night

£922 - £1492 / week

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from £118 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo / Mijas Centre

8 24 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely Brillaint - Better than I could have wished for!” I loved this Villa as soon as I saw the pictures and thought it would be perfect for our stay! But after being there I have to say the pictures do not do it justice! There is more than enoug
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from £377 / night

£2640 - £4614 / week

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from £377 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home letting

Suffolk / Sweffling

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£495 / week

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from £75 / night

(57) Excellent 

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Ballydehob holiday cottage rental

County Cork / Ballydehob

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful vacation because of the beautiful location, cottage, and owners!” This cottage is located on the sea with beautiful views off a country road. It is a beautiful little cottage with all amenities needed including heating, washer and dryer, fir
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from £88 / night

£347 - £702 / week

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from £88 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Pentney Lakes

King's Lynn / Pentney Lakes

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Comfortable Stay” Accommodation was very spacious,beds very comfortable and all rooms have a large en suite.We thought the wood burner upstairs is a nice feature. The view over the lakes is lovely. Owners were extremely helpful. Overall a great holida
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from £160 / night

£680 - £1460 / week

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from £160 / night