Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (27891)

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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Orne / La Ferte-Frenel

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £127 / night

£883 / week

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from £127 / night

(8) Very Good 

15

Holiday cottage in East Chaldon

Dorchester / East Chaldon

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £64 / night

£520 - £885 / week

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from £64 / night

(31) Excellent 

40

Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / 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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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £130 / 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) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Chulmleigh

Devon / Chulmleigh

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £62 / night

£410 / week

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avg. 57 minutes

from £62 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Wiltshire / Erlestoke

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Superb Accommodation and setting” We had a fabulous weekend at The Milk House with six adults and two teenage girls. It was was clean and tidy with everything we needed. Beautifully decorated. All the linen smelt lovely and fresh. Rebecca was a warm a
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from £140 / night

£650 - £900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £140 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Nant Gwynant holiday cottage rental

Snowdonia National Park / Nant Gwynant

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 22 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
“Great weekend in a great cottage” Lovely cottage ideal for larger groups with the 5 bedrooms including the 3 twin rooms with space for everyone in the lounge and kitchen which is often overlooked. Great location for mountain biking.
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from £150 / night

£790 - £1200 / week

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from £150 / 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

(2) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Vaujany

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£650 - £1320 / week

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from £150 / night

(34) Excellent 

23

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 £174 / night

£999 - £2675 / week

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from £174 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£600 - £2300 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £75 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Westport holiday apartment rental

County Mayo / Westport

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £60 / night

£382 - £852 / week

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avg. 1 hour 6 minutes

from £60 / night

(21) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
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from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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avg. 3 hours 20 minutes

from £78 / night

(18) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Lamberhurst

Royal Tunbridge Wells / Lamberhurst

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
“Courtyard Cottage is a quiet and relaxed place where one enjoys the almost magical garden and many hikes.” Courtyard Cottage at Court Lodge Estate in Lamberhurst is a great place to spend your holiday. We arrived on a Friday after a long journey and w
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from £110 / night

£350 - £580 / week

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avg. 2 hours 6 minutes

from £110 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Dinas Powys holiday cottage rental

Vale of Glamorgan / Dinas Powys

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage” Stayed in the cottage for New Year and it was perfect. Plenty of room for 5 adults, ample parking and the cottage had all the finishing touches.
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from £125 / night

£875 / week

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avg. 21 minutes

from £125 / night

(5) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with tennis court in Ashbourne

Derbyshire / Ashbourne

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£700 - £1200 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £170 / night

(21) Very Good 

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Belford holiday home accommodation

Northumberland / Belford

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant” Beautiful property in a lovely area. Will be back in the future. Close to many lovely beaches and bays.
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from £59 / night

£413 / week

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from £59 / night

11

Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £202 / night

£960 - £1467 / week

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from £202 / night

(16) Excellent 

15

Durham holiday cottage rental

Durham / Durham

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £60 / night

£360 / week

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from £60 / night

(38) Excellent 

24

Holiday cottage with indoor pool in Bude

Bude-Stratton / Bude

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Just perfect” Just returned from a weekend at Tumbles it was just perfect, we had a wonderful time and a great place to celebrate a 40th & 1st Birthday. We didn't want to leave!! Such a lovely cottage and so safe for the children aged 4,3&1. They had
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from £280 / night

£1400 - £3900 / week

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avg. 3 hours 32 minutes

from £280 / night

(23) Excellent 

24

Aglish holiday cottage let

County Waterford / Aglish

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£248 - £328 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £47 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Linieres-Bouton holiday cottage rental

Maine et Loire / Linieres-Bouton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(18) Excellent 

20

Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Family Fun” We spent a wonderful Easter at Lower Mill in the delightful Skarv apartment. Suzanne and Ian are organised and thoughtful hosts who, despite little contact between us and not being there, welcomed us to their apartment with warmt
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from £140 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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avg. 1 hour 40 minutes

from £140 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday boathouse in Waternish

Isle of Skye / Waternish

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1385 / week

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avg. 3 hours 27 minutes

from £115 / 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 £43 / night

£253 - £421 / week

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from £43 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Rhosneigr

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely spot” We had a lovely time and the location was perfect. The house is very comfortable and well kitted out.
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from £119 / night

£549 - £1320 / week

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from £119 / night

(2) Very Good 

10

Holiday cottage in Crossmolina

County Mayo / Crossmolina

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £45 / night

£208 - £394 / week

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from £45 / night

(26) Excellent 

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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

(11) Excellent 

24

Belmullet holiday home rental

Belmullet / Erris

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“It was a fabulous house. It had everything you needed and very high spec. We really enjoyed our stay.” They thought of everything, There were bikes available for the kids to ride Swingball in the garage. Golf clubs in the garage, a pool table and air
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from £81 / night

£509 - £678 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Lower Saxony / Bad Lauterberg

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £127 / night

£772 - £1839 / week

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from £127 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Kingsbarns

St Andrews / Kingsbarns

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in great location” Enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. Great location with the beach only 10 minute walk away and a short drive in to St Andrews & Crail. Cottage is well equipped, clean and cosy and loved the wood burner. We were l
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from £65 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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avg. 1 hour 17 minutes

from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage in Broughton

Borders / Broughton

2 6 3 nights min

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

from £90 / night

£630 / week

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from £90 / night

(4) Excellent 

11

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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avg. 56 minutes

from £170 / night

(3) Very Good 

24

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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avg. 38 minutes

from £117 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£337 - £589 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £85 / night

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Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£333 - £686 / week

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avg. 1 hour 55 minutes

from £74 / 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 £165 / night

£695 - £975 / week

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from £165 / night

(26) Excellent 

30

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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avg. 1 hour 48 minutes

from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Vinca

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Truly excellent villa” Lovely well kept villa. Everything you could need, plus a couple of bottles of wine on arrival! Very spacious, secluded, lovely pool. As good as it looks, which is not always the case. Secure gated driveway with shaded place fo
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from £90 / night

£600 - £1800 / week

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avg. 1 hour 12 minutes

from £90 / night

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