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Rural retreats (28264)

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 home in Kodaikanal

Dindigul District / Kodaikanal

1 6 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £31 / night

£193 / week

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from £31 / night

(32) 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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from £42 / night

(27) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Buckie

Moray / Buckie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Holiday cottage by the sea” A super cottage with sea views and walking distance to shops and interesting harbour. Buckie is a small town with a variety of shops and plenty of activities. You need to be prepared for any weather!! It is an ideal place t
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from £60 / night

£380 / week

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from £60 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Speyside

Elgin / Speyside

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent location, a real 'Home from home'” Location great for all of Moray. House has all you need, and would have at your own home. We've been a couple of times now and will return again. Ian keeps in touch and we find him very helpful.
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from £55 / night

£280 - £550 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Eskdale

Lake District / Eskdale

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £217 / night

£1115 - £2295 / week

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from £217 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Wight / Bonchurch

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” Well equipped. Hidden away. Lawn shaded from weather from all directions except south. Cosy. Beautiful place in a beautiful place.
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from £90 / night

£450 - £1960 / week

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from £90 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Moreton-in-Marsh

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect , comfortable ,traditional Cotswold cottage .” Spent a lovely last minute weekend at The Cottage. Convenient location as walking distance to train station. Ideally placed for family get together, as we are all spread around the country. It wa
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from £99 / night

£700 - £725 / week

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from £99 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Seefeld in Tirol ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Seefeld in Tirol

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Love Haus Wiesenruh!!” The house is beautiful and well maintained with a fabulous kitchen as well as a fantastic view. Located in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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from £112 / night

£761 - £1388 / week

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from £112 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Uppingham holiday home rental

Rutland / Uppingham

5 14 2 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“What more could you want from a hen?” With 7 bridesmaids, 1 heavily pregnant and a couple who are not big on the drinking scene, I really struggled to think of a hen event that would satisfy everyone. We stayed at the Pinfold for the weekend and I cou
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from £840 / night

£5600 / week

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from £840 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Newborough holiday cottage rental

Newborough / Rhosyr

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Great location, owners very helpful, lodge spacious, loved the log burner and eco friendly. Ideal for walks and base to explore Angellsey and North Wales.
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from £71 / night

£480 - £839 / week

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from £71 / night

(34) Excellent 

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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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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Whiting Bay holiday home let

Isle of Arran / Whiting Bay

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent house in a stunning part of Scotland” We visited over the New Year week as part of a group consisting of 3 couples and 7 kids. The house exceeded expectations. Lots of space, very well equipped, beautiful art on pretty much every wall, ve
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from £271 / night

£1160 - £2010 / week

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from £271 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday gite in Balleroy

Calvados / Balleroy

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £52 / night

£238 - £315 / week

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from £52 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Schull holiday home rental

County Cork / Schull

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfection” Cannot say enough about this house. It was perfect. We had adults and 4 kids with us. Location was amazing,view from the house amazing and the house itself was spotless,cosy,and great facilities. I would 100% recommend anyone to visit. It'
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from £100 / night

£550 - £1465 / week

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from £100 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Wigtown with golf nearby

Dumfries and Galloway / Wigtown

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £60 / night

£250 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Gite letting in Buzancy

Ardennes / Buzancy

2 8 1 night min

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

from £44 / night

£190 - £242 / week

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from £44 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Blairgowrie

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“We are loving it. . . . Can we please move in!!” We are part way through our stay and we love it here. No need for photos or long explanations, this house is exactly as it says on the tin with cherries on top!! Beds are so comfy, the whole place is sp
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from £140 / night

£980 - £1400 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday home in Dingle

Dingle Peninsula / Dingle

3 8 Min stay varies

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

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Insch holiday home rental

Aberdeenshire / Insch

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £145 / night

£950 - £1250 / week

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from £145 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Courtmacsherry

County Cork / Courtmacsherry

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The Tree House, Courtmacsherry” Perfect house for a group of friends to catch up, we'd highly recommend it! Not only was it a beautiful home and location but had everything we needed and more! Eadaoin the owner is also very accommodating and quick to
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from £100 / night

£604 / week

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from £100 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killybegs

County Donegal / Killybegs

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely country cottage” My wife and I spent a week here in June. A lovely secluded cottage in middle of forest just 5 minutes from Killybegs. Comfortable interior and cozy bed. Kitchen a bit dark but otherwise great!
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from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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from £40 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Netherbury

Bridport / Netherbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous holiday in a beautiful cottage.” Only half way through our holiday but what a fabulous time we are having. The annex is a beautiful place with everything that you could need. The wifi is great which is rather important for our 14 year old dau
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from £85 / night

£700 - £770 / week

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from £85 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

7 10 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(40) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

29

Llanberis holiday home rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An amazing oasis of style and comfort” From a non-descript, narrow street you step into a wonderful space. It is clean, well maintained and very well equipped. It is also incredibly spacious. Upstairs the high ceilings and skylights add to this sense
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from £100 / night

£500 - £1000 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Kas with shared pool

Antalya Province / Kas

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £52 / night

£725 / week

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from £52 / night

(58) Excellent 

35

Alstonefield holiday cottage rental

Peak District National Park / Alstonefield

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous cottage and location” Our family of 4 enjoyed 5 nights at Bankside Cottage, Mill Dale, near Alstonfield. The cottage is so charming and well equipped that it's easy to settle in very quickly. From the front door, you can walk in all direction
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from £85 / night

£550 - £1045 / week

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from £85 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Neath holiday cottage rental

Neath / Neath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic stay in a beatiful house - nice surroundings” We spent a week in this beautiful house that had everything. Spacious kitchen and living room and two large bed rooms. We really enjoyed the stay,
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from £99 / night

£450 - £690 / week

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from £99 / night

23

Home rental in Lower Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Lower Swell

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £176 / night

£1500 / week

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from £176 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Stonham Aspal

Suffolk / Stonham Aspal

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden

from £54 / night

£332 - £438 / week

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from £54 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Home letting in Coniston

Duddon Valley / Coniston

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Puddleduck House, Coniston” The house is situated close to all village shops , pubs and bus stop . Rooms are well fitted and decorated, with a modern bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped and conveniently laid out. Outside, the garage will take tw
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from £90 / night

£395 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

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Holiday apartment in Rothbury

Northumberland National Park / Rothbury

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £45 / night

£315 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Gorron

Gorron / Couesmes Vauce

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful, peaceful home-from-home” While great care and attention has gone into the tasteful conversion of this old farm building, that is not all that makes this a wonderful place to stay - the owners have tried to think of everything their guests
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from £45 / night

£310 - £400 / week

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from £45 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Loddiswell

Devon / Loddiswell

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Gamekeepers Lodge, Yeo Farm” We had a wonderful week at Gamekeepers. The Lodge was beautifully clean and we were looked after well by George and Zandra when we needed anything. The weather was glorious and the valley was beautiful and peaceful. Th
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from £125 / night

£645 - £895 / week

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from £125 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski lodge to rent in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £110 / night

£765 - £1350 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday riad accommodation

Essaouira / Ancient Medina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 - £840 / week

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from £80 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Teversal

Nottinghamshire / Teversal

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Delightful cottage” We travelled up from Kent at the weekend for a family wedding and were lucky enough to stay at this delightful cottage. Wonderful location with fabulous views overlooking fields, well equipped kitchen, beautifully furnished, comfor
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from £66 / night

£315 - £755 / week

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from £66 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

Caldas da Rainha / Praia D'el Rey Golf and Country Club

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Terrific apartment with fantastic view of the ocean” Wonderful accomodation with great views of the Atlantic ocean. Very comfortable with great facilities and mod cons. Very close to beach, small supermarket and cafe. 20 mins to the lovely town of Obi
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from £90 / night

£600 - £845 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Le Pin holiday gite rental

Calvados / Le Pin

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £123 / night

£863 - £1121 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Foolow

Derbyshire / Foolow

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £112 / night

£575 - £1350 / week

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from £112 / 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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