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Rural retreats (28262)

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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(14) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Cabanas with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Cabanas

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful accommodation in a perfect location.” We had a fabulous couple of weeks in Cabanas. The town house was very clean, well appointed and spacious - perfect for a family with teenagers, it even has good wifi! The property manager was delightfu
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from £100 / night

£645 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

14

Le Russey holiday apartment rental

Doubs / Le Russey

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £62 / night

£434 / week

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from £62 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Cottage letting in Glen Roy

Fort William / Glen Roy

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lochaber cottage” Very nice beautifully situated cottage above the Roy river with a fine outdoor area. Well equipped kitchen and excellent interiors generally. 4 people maximum. Excellent place. Don't go to the Stronlossit hotel for food. The beer is
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from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(27) Very Good 

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22

Mallwyd holiday cottage rental

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic fully loaded beautiful cottage” I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. It's in a fantastic location for all sorts of trips out. You are right in the countryside and yet can be on the beach within c.20 minutes (depending on roadworks)
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from £55 / night

£270 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Windsor

Windsor and Maidenhead / Windsor

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Little chauntry” The house is lovely, easily fitted in our family of five as doyble beds as 6 ft each House is very nicely decorated and jill was always prompt in replying to emails
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from £105 / night

£735 / week

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from £105 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(52) Excellent 

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Wroxham self catering holiday home rental

Wroxham / Belaugh

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Child friendly
“Xmas Holiday” We booked this property as we have family in Norfolk and wanted an House big enough to be able to entertain them and the house certainly did that!!! The living and dining area are excellent for guests and we sat 12 around the dining ta
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from £175 / night

£995 - £1575 / week

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from £175 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Montrose holiday home rental

Angus / Montrose

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Cottage Wonderful views” Tastefully decorated & comfortably slept 8, with 2 bedrooms on ground floor helped with elderly relatives. Great views over the basin watching the wildlife.Very clean and well maintained cottage ( felt like new).A sm
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from £120 / night

£675 - £1100 / week

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from £120 / night

(45) Excellent 

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17

Holiday b&b in Beaulieu

Brockenhurst / Beaulieu

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£520 / week

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avg. 3 hours 53 minutes

from £85 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Chalet rental in Lizard

Cornwall / The Lizard

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic little getaway” Beautiful coastline to really lift your spirits. Perfect little getaway from it all to recharge those batteries. Exceptionally clean and tidy chalet. Friendly owner who made arranging booking a stress free experience.
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from £36 / night

£250 - £295 / week

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from £36 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Mulranny

County Mayo / Mulranny

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £75 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

from £75 / night

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Cascastel-des-Corbieres holiday gite rental

Aude / Cascastel-des-Corbieres

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £45 / night

£266 - £443 / week

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from £45 / night

(7) Excellent 

56

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 £151 / night

£1054 - £2107 / week

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avg. 2 hours 31 minutes

from £151 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Castlebar

County Mayo / Castlebar

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £95 / night

£450 - £475 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Ventnor / 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

(1) Excellent 

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Townhouse rental in Pereta

Province of Grosseto / Pereta

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Belin-Beliet

Gironde / Belin-Beliet

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £67 / night

£408 - £434 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Sheringham with golf nearby

Norfolk / Sheringham

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Another happy week” This is the second time we have stayed at the cottage. Everything supplied that you could hope for. The weather was kind to us and so convenient for long walks with our dog. Would happily recommend canary cottage to friends. Thanks
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from £58 / night

£400 - £640 / week

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from £58 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Killin

Loch Tay / Killin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic” We had a lovely time at Pine Cottage, it really is a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was cosy and very clean and comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We really appreciated the welcome pack, it was a lovely touch, som
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from £60 / night

£420 - £610 / week

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(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow in Middleham

North Yorkshire / Middleham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent!” I endorse everything good that other reviewers have said about this cottage and would add that it's a few minutes (off road) walk from excellent bus routes to Leyburn, Richmond and Ripon - all of which are of interest, especially on market
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from £87 / night

£495 - £500 / week

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avg. 2 hours 32 minutes

from £87 / night

(78) Excellent 

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Holiday log cabin rental

Tattershall / Tattershall Lakes Country Park

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Second time here” This is the second time here and been absolutely brilliant good fishing days to and quite a lot caught kids enjoyed themselves to and Kim the owner helped us with any questions we asked her during our stay would recommend this place
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from £85 / night

£550 - £950 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kincasslagh

County Donegal / Kincasslagh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £70 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Alozaina

Province of Malaga / Alozaina

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous villa, fantastic views” Very helpful owner from start to finish. A wonderful villa with everything you need for a great holiday. Views were tremendous, very pretty area, friendly locals and not too far from local amenities. Villa was spotl
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from £95 / night

£525 - £1280 / week

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(24) 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
“Wow ...” Our family had a fantastic few days staying at 'Hideaway'. It was a perfect place to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The bedrooms are very comfortable and the decor is lovely. The kitchen is fitted out with everything you need and the
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from £198 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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from £198 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Holiday villa in Positano

Amalfi Coast / Positano

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £262 / night

£1585 - £2253 / week

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from £262 / night

(77) Excellent 

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Newby Bridge holiday cottage rental

Lake District / Newby Bridge

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A most memorable 60th Birthday stay!” Every part of this stay was wonderful. Helen took care of everything with such thoughtfulness. The welcome tea tray with home made cake, the quality of everything in the house for our use, the logs provided and fi
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from £135 / night

£850 - £1295 / week

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from £135 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Coulaures

Dordogne / Coulaures

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A fantastic place! You will simply never want to leave!!” Le Marronnier is a beautiful haven of peace and tranquility. A fabulous barn conversion lovingly undertaken with great attention to detail throughout providing for an exceptionally comfortable
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from £130 / night

£500 - £3000 / week

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from £130 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Torridon

Ross and Cromarty / Torridon

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A loch-side haven of peace” We spent two glorious weeks at Ben View at the beginning of May. Almost a fortnight of sunshine helped, but we know from a previous visit that sitting in the sun room watching rain squalls blow up the loch offers far more d
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from £150 / night

£600 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Aberdaron holiday cottage rental

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage, great rural location with fantastic views” This was our second year back to Ysgubor Bach and, once again, we were very happy with our choice. The cottage is in a great location. Less than a mile from Whistling Sands. A beautiful, qui
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from £95 / night

£664 - £1384 / week

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from £95 / 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 £54 / night

£744 / week

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from £54 / night

(46) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Great” We stayed here before last year, and will stay again, if coming to Hastings. Stunning views, gorgeous apartment, superb bathroom.and now even the garden space. The only thing garden should be kid proved as only adults can enjoy and not safe f
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from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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(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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(22) 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
“Fabulous” Fantastic place to stay.cottage was perfect,cosy, well equipped and comfortable. Surrounded by blue flag beaches.would love to come back
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from £40 / night

£190 - £420 / week

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avg. 1 hour 56 minutes

from £40 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aberdaron

Gwynedd / Aberdaron

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely House with Amazing Views, full of home comforts” We stayed at Bryn Du in October with family consisting of great grandparents in 80's, grandparent, parents and one 12 year old and 2 teenagers. There is plenty of space and the kitchen has amazi
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1720 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool in Le Lavandou

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Le Lavandou

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect holiday letting” From the views, to the house, to the location, I really couldn't fault this property. From the time we arrived until the day that we left we soaked up the sweeping views over the bay and surrounding hills of Le Lavandou. Eve
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from £88 / night

£588 - £1492 / week

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from £88 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Exmouth

Devon / Exmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great stay” Lovely flat, spotlessly clean in a great location close to all of Exmouth's shops and amenities. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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from £60 / night

£315 - £495 / week

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(13) Very Good 

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Gortin holiday cottage rental

County Tyrone / Gortin

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“An olde worldewell-appointed cottage situated in peaceful, idyllac location” Mr McGregor's cottage was easily located and more-than-lived up to its advertised attributes. It provided perfect, Paradisic peace in a charming location yet was within wal
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from £65 / night

£250 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mountrath

County Laois / Mountrath

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

from £88 / night

£270 - £443 / week

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from £88 / night

(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

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from £95 / night

£650 / week

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(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Le Blanc

Indre / Le Blanc

4 8 2 nights min

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

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £85 / night

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