Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27850)

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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Landes / Seignosse

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool

from £134 / night

£875 - £2742 / week

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from £134 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Birchover

Peak District National Park / Birchover

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £82 / night

£350 - £575 / week

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from £82 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Marsden holiday cottage rental

Huddersfield / Marsden

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable, well equipped, recommended” A comfortable, well equipped property in an interesting location just outside Marsden. Good views across a lake and the Huddersfield Narrow canal. Easy to get to Marsden on foot along the tow path, but not reco
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from £48 / night

£257 - £464 / week

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from £48 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Goathland

North York Moors National Park / Goathland

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 14 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£425 - £570 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Ardennes / Buzancy

2 8 1 night min

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

from £43 / night

£185 - £236 / week

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from £43 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Home rental in Swell

Stow-on-the-Wold / Swell

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cotswolds experience.” My family of 5 adults including 2 octogenarian had a wonderful stay in thus idyllic part of England. Troutbeck Cottage was the perfect place from which to discover the beautiful villages and scenery of the Cotswolds and also Str
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from £221 / night

£881 - £1707 / week

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from £221 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lelant Downs

St Ives / Lelant Downs

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly

from £117 / night

£500 - £891 / week

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from £117 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Newton-in-Bowland

Clitheroe / Newton-in-Bowland

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Wonderful cottage in a lovely village - a little gem'” It's lovely to find owners which are trying to do the right thing - the cottage itself was great but in addition to that it was clean, had all the crockery, pots and pans that you require and on t
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from £75 / night

£390 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
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from £70 / night

£490 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

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Isere / L'Alpe-d'Huez

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden

from £235 / night

£1639 / week

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from £235 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Paignton holiday apartment rental

Paignton / Goodrington

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £65 / night

£395 - £790 / week

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from £65 / night

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Seine-et-Marne / Melun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £120 / night

£834 / week

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from £120 / night

(64) Excellent 

21

Holiday townhouse rental

Suffolk / Southwold

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Perfect and homely for a family get together” We had a week at Burchley house this April and felt instantly at home. Every bedroom has its own bathroom which is ideal for the different age ranges in our group. We all spent much time in the lovely kitc
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from £265 / night

£1200 - £4000 / week

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from £265 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Braga District / Geres

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo with swimming pool

Tavira / Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“RELAXING, LOVELY AND FULL OF CHARM” The villa was exactly as described, spotlessly clean and had every facility you would ever want and more! It is so comfortable and so quiet and peaceful. The grounds are filled with a huge variety of fruit trees and
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from £42 / night

£292 - £625 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Inveraray

Argyll and Bute / Inveraray

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Perfect and tranquil cottage in very friendly village” It has taken a while to provide feedback about this cottage......but here goes! This is an extremely nice place to stay and explore the West Coast of Scotland. The location is excellent and the co
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from £45 / night

£298 - £442 / week

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from £45 / night

(15) Excellent 

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New Abbey holiday home rental

Dumfries and Galloway / New Abbey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful place and house” We stayed as 2 families for a week at Limetree House and had a fantastic time. The house is large with a lovely 'secret' garden next to the local burn, and off road parking. It was lovely and clean and had everything we need
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from £80 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) 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

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newby Bridge

Lake District / Newby Bridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ask about pets

from £170 / night

£780 - £990 / week

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from £170 / night

(26) Excellent 

24

Villa letting in Conil

Lanzarote / Conil

4 6 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” Really enjoyed our week here. Lovely villa with lots of nice touches. Nice pool, comfy sun loungers. Really good hot tub, great fun at night looking at the stars whilst in the tub! Fire pit area was really nice too - used that a couple of
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from £160 / night

£1090 - £1690 / week

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from £160 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis

Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£340 - £500 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Very Good 

27

Holiday cottage in Norham

Northumberland / Norham

3 7 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£320 - £895 / week

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from £75 / night

(31) Excellent 

24

Abriachan holiday cottage rental

Inverness / Abriachan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“not to be missed” Lovely cottage,arrived on a very cold day into very warm comfortable accommodation,endless supply of logs was a big bonus, faultless, everything just as described. lovely views- wonderful scenery- excellent walks and Lock Ness on t
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from £74 / night

£420 - £1200 / week

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from £74 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Victoria / Marysville

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

from £192 / night

£1059 - £1236 / week

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from £192 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Bridport holiday bungalow rental

Dorset / Bridport

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £80 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Saint-Vigor-des-Monts holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Saint-Vigor-des-Monts

5 9 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“NYE in France” We had a nice relaxing stay in a very peaceful part of France. Plenty to see and do or just enjoy the local food and wine. The two log burners made the house really warm and cosy. Also the deer in the garden aren't just for the brochu
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from £79 / night

£464 / week

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from £79 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£500 - £1400 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Penrith holiday cottage rental

Eden District / Penrith

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“superb, Fantastic, Excellent” Lovely cosy cottage very comfortable, well equipped, A great base for exploring Cumbria Very helpful owner AAA+++
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from £62 / night

£275 - £495 / week

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from £62 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday home accommodation

Province of Chieti / Vacri

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Aljezur

Faro District / Aljezur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £76 / night

£547 - £1093 / week

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from £76 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Parwich

Peak District National Park / Parwich

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellent would certainly return” The location is very great between Ashbourne and Matlock. We really enjoyed a walk around Ilam and dovedale. The cottage itself is lovely, everything you need if you want to stay in and cook for yourself. The cottag
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from £64 / night

£260 - £460 / week

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from £64 / night

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Vosges / Saulxures-sur-Moselotte

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £25 / night

£170 - £292 / week

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from £25 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday villa rental

Rethymnon Prefecture / Agia Paraskevi

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“We stepped off the spinning world and re-discovered ourselves” The Villa exceeded our expectations, the location and the views are to die for we spent many hours on the roof terrace just watching the world go buy. Rush hour consisted of 6 cars leaving
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from £70 / night

£500 - £750 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £100 / night

£700 - £840 / week

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from £100 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Penrith holiday cottage rental

Eden District / Penrith

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“South cottage” Excellent location, well equipped little cottage Loved the open fire very homely and cosy Was our 2nd visit and would recommend.
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from £59 / night

£275 - £450 / week

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from £59 / night

(2) Excellent 

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St Merryn Holiday Park holiday bungalow rental

Padstow / St Merryn Holiday Park

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £50 / night

£350 - £875 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Moreton-in-Marsh

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden

from £110 / night

£770 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Trory Bay

Enniskillen / Trory Bay

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Cosy, neat and has all the amenities you would need. Great place!” We stayed at the cottage house garden around Christmas time and what a great place it is. Denis had the place looking very nice for us and even had Christmas decorations set up which s
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from £35 / night

£245 - £370 / week

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from £35 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Holiday barn rental

Monmouthshire / Abergavenny

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Amazing Barn in just the a beautiful setting.” We booked this three bedroom Barn for three nights when we went to a Wedding. It worked out a lot cheaper than buying three rooms for three nights at the local hotel and was a great move. It is in a perfe
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from £115 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £115 / night

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Charente-Maritime / Saint Laurent de la Pree

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £96 / night

£446 - £621 / week

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from £96 / night

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