Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26830)

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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Oakham holiday cottage rental

Rutland / Oakham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
** Sister property to local Rutland thatched cottages: Sticky End, Cottesmore, Near Oakham, Rutland - Property No. 9749 + Little Thatch, Seaton, Near Uppingham, Rutland - Property No. 1130618NB: All our cottages operate a strictly "Non-smoking"  …see more

from £99 / night

£520 - £840 / week

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from £99 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Finca accommodation in Santa Cruz Del Comercio with swimming pool

Province of Granada / Santa Cruz Del Comercio

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great stay for all the family” We stayed at Casa Aguilas during the week before Easter. There were seven of us (5 Adults and 2 children) at the residence, but it didn't feel at all crowded. We flew from Malaga and the drive took about an hour - the di  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Excellent 

12

Holiday gite in Sourdeval

Manche / Sourdeval

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Le Ravillon offers guests a wonderful base to explore the surrounding area or to stay on site with the many amenities on offer. <br />Visit our website at www.lowernormandygites.com for more information.  …see more

from £79 / night

£550 / week

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from £79 / night

9

Barnstaple holiday cottage rental

Devon / Barnstaple

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Whitelake Farm is set in rural North Devon, close to the wonderful sandy surf beaches of the rugged North Devon Coast. Exmoor is within 20 minutes drive for stunning walking. Quiet tranquil setting. Character cottages set within 28 acres of farmland. 15 Minutes from Bar  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Harrogate

North Yorkshire / Harrogate

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fab stay in a lovely cottage” I booked this cottage as a weekend getaway with some friends. The cottage had everything we needed for a self catering weekend away and the owner even provided us with some bbq fuel and a lovely bottle of wine! Unfortunat  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

9

Holiday home in Chef-Boutonne

Deux-Sevres / Chef-Boutonne

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Farmhouse and Cottage has a large fenced heated swimming pool set in large secure garden. This is perfect for families, as there is plenty to keep the children busy. Our rural location is perfect for getting away from it all but still being close to local amenities.  …see more

from £150 / night

£990 - £1950 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Villeneuve-sur-Lot with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Villeneuve-sur-Lot

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Chateaux Trieux is THE perfect location when planning your special event or holiday.Wedding, honeymoon, or luxurious holiday, the list of ideas is endless, but our enthusiam to make your stay memorable is not.Our staff will turn your dream into a reality!<br />Lux  …see more

from £596 / night

£4167 / week

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from £596 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Castiglione di Garfagnana ski villa to rent.

Province of Lucca / Castiglione di Garfagnana

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Casa Quintilio is a luxurious old house in a spectacular position just below the lovely old walled village of Castiglione. A private pool and lovely garden offers complete privacy and it's only a 10 minutes walk to the village centre, with restaurants,shops & b  …see more

from £179 / night

£1195 - £1895 / week

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from £179 / night

(4) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Idylic” A wonderful part of Cornwall and a really well equipped cottage. The wood burning stove fire was wonderful for chilly evenings.  …see more

from £149 / night

£899 - £3999 / week

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from £149 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Cottage rental in St Agnes with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Agnes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Very pretty cottage in a great location.” A last minute family holiday found us travelling to St Agnes. The owner, Lucy, was very welcoming. We only needed 2 of the 3 bedrooms, they're all a good size and fitted out tastefully. The back garden is idea  …see more

from £78 / night

£540 - £1050 / week

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from £78 / night

(6) Very Good 

38

Holiday apartment in Moulon

Gironde / Moulon

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“beautiful location, charming accommodation” Beautiful setting in woodland and park. Peaceful garden with super pool. convenient for local shops and very close to major tourist sites such as st emilion. Bordeaux and the dordogne are close by. very  …see more

from £80 / night

£555 / week

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from £80 / night

24

Villa letting in Cala San Vincente with shared pool

Majorca / Cala San Vincente

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Villa 222 is part of a popular complex of twelve semi-detached villas in the resort of Cala San Vicente, conveniently situated within just a short stroll to the sandy coves and resort amenities.  …see more

from £121 / night

£842 - £2058 / week

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from £121 / night

(2) Excellent 

10

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

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from £53 / night

£369 - £645 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Very Good 

17

Holiday home rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Villereal

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The property is enclosed by gardens and surrounded by countryside. Set on the road between Villereal and Issegeac it has easy access to amenities. For months other than summer the property has central heating and a wood fire chimney. A lovely home from home this is a sp  …see more

from £74 / night

£518 - £974 / week

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from £74 / night

24

Holiday villa with swimming pool in Castiglione Della Pescaia

Province of Grosseto / Castiglione Della Pescaia

3 12 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
'IL PEPERONCINO': STUNNING VILLA WITH POOL CLOSE TO BEACHES Our charming and comfortable villa is situated on 5 acres of olive groves surrounded by rolling Tuscan hills with breathtaking views. It lies in the unspoilt region of Maremma where tourism goes hand  …see more

from £251 / night

£1755 / week

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from £251 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Drome / Saint-Ferreol-Trente-Pas

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £51 / night

£308 - £565 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Chamonix Town Centre ski chalet to rent.

Chamonix / Chamonix Town Centre

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Large spacious luxury chalet, central Chamonix, with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 adults and 2 children. Situated on the Brevent side of town, just minutes walk from the Savoy slopes, with log fire, 6 seater hot tub, sunny terrace and garden. Fully catered upgrade possible.  …see more

from £300 / night

£1718 - £5970 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Fanes

Rhodes / Fanes

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, pool, bbq, villa, relaxation  …see more

from £207 / night

£1448 - £1571 / week

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from £207 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

 …see more

from £84 / night

£575 - £856 / week

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from £84 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Nantmor holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nantmor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Cottage full of character with beamed ceilings and modern ameneties. Leave your car behind in the spacious off road parking area. Walk the hills and forests from the front door. The Glaslyn Pass, voted one of the most picturesque areas in Wales, is only minutes away.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Chamonix

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Ski right to the door at this fantastic comtemporary bright & spacious semi-detached 4 bedroom chalet situated in Le Tour. Sleeping up to 8, with 1 double, 2 twin / double bedrooms & 4th with 2 single beds. Also, wifi, balcony, UK TV channels, 3 bathrooms &  …see more

from £200 / night

£1250 - £2500 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Oldeberkoop

Friesland Province / Oldeberkoop

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Most of all, enjoy the peace, space and each other. Create beautiful memories during a holiday where you can really get to yourself. Together and yet room for your personal time.A good book by the fireplace or a refreshing morning walk through the nature across the  …see more

from £180 / night

£1184 - £2260 / week

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from £180 / night

25

Holiday farmhouse accommodation

West Zealand / Soroe

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The rooms are very romantic, and you have access to living room (45m2), kitchen (35m2), and a lovely old garden, with big trees.<br />the lowest price is for one room/2people  …see more

from £174 / night

£1216 / week

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from £174 / night

43

Holiday villa with indoor pool in Seminyak

Seminyak / Seminyak Center

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Free shuttle service around Seminyak area, not necessary to call a taxi to go to the shops, dinning, lunch.  …see more

from £287 / night

£1968 / week

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from £287 / night

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Valle d'Aosta / Morgex

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £51 / night

£351 / week

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from £51 / night

18

Holiday cottage in Porlock

Exmoor National Park / Porlock

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Stag Cottage is a delightful cottage that was built in the mid 19th century. It is situated on the in the heart of Porlock, it is full of character and combines a traditional style with modern comforts. Sleeps up to 4 guests.  …see more

from £60 / night

£342 - £798 / week

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from £60 / night

23

Holiday cottage in Stedham

Midhurst / Stedham

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Sleeping 5 in total with 3 bedrooms. This property has great walks from the door and is located in a rural village with it's own pub. There are 3 bedrooms, two double, one single sleeping 5 guests in total.  …see more

from £57 / night

£329 - £888 / week

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from £57 / night

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Holiday manor house rental

Conwy County / Conwy

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Berthlwyd Hall is a wonderful house with so much charm. Just 10 minutes drive from historic Conwy this fabulous Victorian property oozes charm and character with many original features as well as all the comforts of home and more.  …see more

from £97 / night

£675 - £1157 / week

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from £97 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday shepherds hut with tennis court in Bethersden

Kent / Bethersden

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
Shepherds Huts - the experience of the original countryside use but with its own private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. Lie in and have independents in the morningsEnjoy the sounds of silence in the one and only Garden of England<br />Central to the sho  …see more

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Cley Next the Sea

Holt / Cley Next the Sea

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent place and perfect for large group” Just back from a lovely weekend break as a group of 10 friends escaping children and husbands for a weekend - really lovely barn with tonnes of space and everything you could need on hand, e.g. nespresso co  …see more

from £1210 / night

£4838 - £6720 / week

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from £1210 / night

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Bouches-du-Rhone / Boulbon

3 6 7 nights min

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

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from £143 / night

£843 / week

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from £143 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Whitehills

Aberdeenshire / Whitehills

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
Whatever your interests, we are confident the local area has something for you. Whitehills is situated in an area of diverse and outstanding natural beauty. The imposing cliffs of Troup Head, to the East with it's RSPB nature reserve to the sands of Banff Links<  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Colintraive

Argyll and Bute / Colintraive

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Luxury Short Breaks in SUMMER ~~ 3 nights for price of 2 ~~ From £780 to £900 Luxurious Eilean Dhu is an outstanding Country House by the sea offering spacious and luxurious accommodation for up to 10 guests. Set in the coastal village of Colintraive, Argy  …see more

from £248 / night

£1058 - £2279 / week

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from £248 / night

(1) Excellent 

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La Barrosa holiday villa rental

Chiclana de la Frontera / La Barrosa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
An authentic Spanish holiday in a Villa overlooking a flamingo sanctuary. Aquatic sports, small harbour and stunning beaches, minutes away. Golf, horse riding and cultural diversity. The home of Sherry, flamenco and tapas.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1800 / week

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from £200 / night

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Province of Pisa / Volterra

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning

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from £84 / night

£584 - £707 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in St. Dogmaels

Pembrokeshire / St. Dogmaels

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Highly recommended holiday cottage” What do I look for in a holiday cottage? Comfy bed, clean kitchen and good shower. This property has all these and more! It is a beautiful property, lovingly decorated to be very cosy and warm. A true home from home  …see more

from £80 / night

£385 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Ski home to rent in Vernet-Les-Bains

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vernet-Les-Bains

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Car not necessary
“Charming owner, delightful little cottage” I spent a week with my dog in this delightful little cottage in August 2016. It is tucked away in the pretty old quarter of Vernet-les-Bains and is full of old-fashioned charm. It's small and simply furnished  …see more

from £30 / night

£225 / week

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from £30 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Wilderness

Wilderness / Garden Route

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely Stunning!” We stayed for 3 nights at Cliff Top and were blown away with the house and location, photos just dont do it justice. Having the floor to ceiling windows in the bathroom, bedroom, and lounge make the most of the magnificant view.  …see more

from £106 / night

£742 / week

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from £106 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Chateau rental in Cahors with swimming pool

Lot / Cahors

9 20 7 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An idyllic place to stay.” This is a stunning house in an amazing setting. The house has been beautifully renovated with great style and flair. All the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the bathrooms are amazing! There is a large and well equi  …see more

from £314 / night

£2193 - £6579 / week

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from £314 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Carovigno-Ostuni holiday villa rental

Ostuni / Carovigno-Ostuni

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Swimming pool
“Stunning Retreat” Stayed at this amazing villa with my daughter. Could not fault it! Was like a home from home but with amazing sunshine and even more beautiful views. Having wifi, a roof terrace and the gates were just a few of the things included  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 - £895 / week

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from £93 / night