Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (26820)

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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Bungalow rental in Castlewellan

County Down / Castlewellan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Fully accessible, purpose built, self catering accommodation, sleeps 8, with all modern conveniences. Ideal location for families & wheelchair users. Close to beach, forest park, golfing, hill walking, mountain biking etc. Walk to shops, restaurants & bars.WiFi  …see more

from £150 / night

£850 - £1000 / week

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from £150 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Clonmany holiday barn rental

County Donegal / Clonmany

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Old phils barn is also along the wild Atlantic way in the inishowen peninsula beside the Urris hills and sea and Donegal had been voted the best holiday destination for 2017 in the National Geographic magazine  …see more

from £84 / night

£351 - £439 / week

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from £84 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Wellow holiday cottage rental

Nottinghamshire / Wellow

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent but beware if you do not like really steep stairs” Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, well equipped. Would have very happily given 5 stars except for the stairs which are really (!) steep. It did not matter too much to us although one of  …see more

from £78 / night

£390 - £696 / week

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from £78 / night

(16) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in St-Paul-de-Vence

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / St-Paul-de-Vence

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
“A wonderful holiday in a wonderful appartment” 'Les Arabanes' was a wonderful apartment, which certainly met our high expectations. The rooms were well equipped and very comfortable, and the views from the bedrooms looking across at St Paul de Vence  …see more

from £154 / night

£658 - £965 / week

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from £154 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Aviemore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Aviemore

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent *****” We stayed in no7 for a long weekend with 2 adults 2kids & our dog, the owners were friendly & helpful gave us all the info needed. Great location for all local ammenitties, we travelled up for the santa train & also visited landmark a  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 - £770 / week

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from £85 / night

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Lower Oddington holiday home rental

Cotswolds / Lower Oddington

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Honeysuckle Cottage is every inch the classic Cotswolds' holiday home; cosy and welcoming inside, situated in one of the best local villages and in touching distance of Stow on the Wold. What isn't to like?! Tucked down a little lane and with two top notch pub  …see more

from £129 / night

£515 - £987 / week

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from £129 / night

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Self Catering Holiday Cottage Reynoldston Gower

Swansea County / Reynoldston

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful and cosy.” The cottage is located in a picturesque village on the beautiful Gower peninsula. Small but perfectly formed myself and my friends had everything we could need for a mini-break. The cosy living room has a log burning stove and com  …see more

from £90 / night

£325 - £875 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday townhouse in Donaghadee

County Down / Donaghadee

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“House full of character with all the comforts from home.” Lovely Victorian house within walking distance of a sleepy fishing village. Plenty of room and space for our teenagers to be with us or be with the wifi. Nice of the owner to come and say hello  …see more

from £91 / night

£585 - £960 / week

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from £91 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Forres

Moray / Forres

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely property in a beautiful setting” Myself and a few friends spent a long weekend at Muirhead Steading and had a great time. The property is large and spacious but cosy at the same time thanks to the nice log fire. The house is great for a group o  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Nenagh holiday cottage rental

Nenagh / Dromineer

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“OMGoodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Upon arrival, around 11pm, every light inside and outside was on to welcome us to 'our' charming vacation home! Not 10 minutes after our arrival, Jeanette popped in to give us a warm welcome and to answer any questio  …see more

from £123 / night

£658 - £772 / week

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from £123 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Paignton holiday cottage rental

English Riviera / Paignton

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely cottage - good value” We were a party of 10 - 4 adults and 6 children and we all had a lovely week away. The cottage has recently been renovated/refurbished and this was done to a high standard. It was great to have three separate bathrooms wit  …see more

from £138 / night

£800 - £2545 / week

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from £138 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Kington

Herefordshire / Kington

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“excellent accommodation” We really enjoyed our stay here.Every need was catered for from a well stocked kitchen to the cds and dvds in the sitting room.We were attending the welsh show which was only a 15 min drive along a scenic route. all the inns i  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in White Beach

Tasmania / White Beach

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect house, ideal setting- we would go back anytime” We have only good memories of our two weeks at White Beach. The view each morning and evening from the deck was so absorbing, the house was well organised and the surrounding area has much to off  …see more

from £74 / night

£360 - £788 / week

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from £74 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A Place of Dreams” We booked the cottage for the first week in january for well deserved post christmas break and wat a break we had !! The cottage 'Ty Isaf' has a magical quality to it. It felt a little like steppting into the wardrobe in narnia.  …see more

from £39 / night

£278 - £599 / week

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from £39 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Assos

Cephalonia / Assos

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Ideal” Assos is deservedly known as one of the best places in Kefalonia. On top of that, Blue Note House has the best location in Assos. Simply can not ask for more.  …see more

from £196 / night

£908 - £2824 / week

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from £196 / night

(9) 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
“Fantastic week spent in cottage, a real home from home.” Just returned from a week in Canary cottage.It was every thing the advert said .The owner's Janis and Dave who we met during our stay were great, very friendly and helpful .The cottage itself h  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £640 / week

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from £43 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday villa in Javea

Javea / La Guardia Park

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“A Lovely Villa” Great accommodation, lovely size rooms, immaculately clean - would definitely recommend. Heated pool kept the kids entertained till late in the evening especially with the slide!  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1455 / week

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from £86 / night

(15) Excellent 

25

Holiday gite rental

Loire Valley / La Guerche

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Totally relaxing stay, great outside space” Gite is quite rural but perfect if you want to relax The outdoor area at the back is fab. Great stay  …see more

from £80 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cottage dated circa 1610, set in the idyllic town of Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and centre of town where you can sample the delights of the many local restaurants and pubs whilst talking in the dramatic views acros  …see more

from £51 / night

£355 - £860 / week

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from £51 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Home rental in Tombeboeuf with swimming pool, golf nearby

Tombeboeuf / Villebramar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Great location and facilities for a relaxing holiday” Bel Air is a lovely property in a wonderful location, the swimming pool and grounds are excellent as is the games room. The house itself is well appointed, comfortable and clean. Tombebouf has a v  …see more

from £172 / night

£1200 - £1375 / week

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from £172 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Achiltibuie

Ross and Cromarty / Achiltibuie

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
You will not be able to keep your eyes off the ever changing view from the cottage, trust us, we've tried! Our traditional cottage has been fully refurbished and recently extended to include a large sun lounge with wood burning stove to make the most of those stunn  …see more

from £95 / night

£675 - £975 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Villa rental in Pagkalochori with indoor pool

Rethymnon / Pagkalochori

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
If you believe that accommodation is a major factor in aiding a unique holiday experience then Villa Daphne is exactly what you are looking for! Villa Daphne was built in 2006 and renovated mostly in the outdoors in 2014 and indoors in 2015! It can accommodate 8 people  …see more

from £308 / night

£2150 - £3992 / week

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from £308 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Portaferry holiday cottage let

County Down / Portaferry

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific.” Completely thought through; a very comfortable stay. Everything catered for from beach towels to drinks flasks. Fresh, clean. A must.  …see more

from £58 / night

£405 - £495 / week

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from £58 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday home rental

County Sligo / Enniscrone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Terrific !” Loved the cottage ! Cathy was wonderful and very helpful. Had some issues with running certain appliances but after a day or 2 we had them all sorted out. The cottage is very well equipped, wonderful working fireplace where we enjoyed nigh  …see more

from £79 / night

£435 - £680 / week

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from £79 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge with shared pool in Carnforth

Lancashire / Carnforth

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
Lakeview outstanding position on the lakeside with a private boat deck views from the lounge dining area decking.New carpets and leather corner sofa +two seater reclining sofa . New curtains TV Free Wifi A large decking area to the LAKE with outdoor seating table &  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £1025 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Sneem

County Kerry / Sneem

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“How can you imagine such a wonderful place” Very comfortable new home with all needed equipments. Wonderful place in an amazing area with a tremendous view over Kenmare river (ocean part). Very quiet place a bit difficult to find (kind of exploration,  …see more

from £120 / night

£725 - £1200 / week

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from £120 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Isle of Skye / Glendale

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
Allt Mor is a luxury holiday cottage with secluded garden on the Isle of Skye. Accommodation is designed for couples. The original Listed cottage is over 200 years old but the recent modern extension blends the traditional features of the cottage with modern facilities.  …see more

from £62 / night

£430 - £580 / week

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from £62 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Mortain

Manche / Mortain

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful gite” We have just returned from 10 days in the gite the weather could have been better but it did not detract from our enjoyment. The location is ideal for exploring Normandy mont st Michel only 45km on easy French roads. There are severa  …see more

from £60 / night

£280 - £450 / week

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from £60 / 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
Idyllic Coastal Holiday Home in Ireland Enjoy a stay in this homely house and the large variety of attractions its stunning location has to offer. Situated in a peaceful little complex this modest self catering house boasts a central front row position enjoying uninterr  …see more

from £75 / night

£320 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday home with swimming pool, golf nearby in Pokolbin

Greater Newcastle / Pokolbin

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
The Hunter Valley Getaway is a Holiday Rental at The Vintage Golf & Spa Resort & Wedding Venue in the Hunter Valley Vineyards. The home features modern styling with open plan living areas, gourmet kitchen, overlooking a large Alfresco Dining & BBQ area and s  …see more

from £311 / night

£2361 - £2796 / week

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from £311 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Fadmoor holiday cottage rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful, excellent comfortable cottage” we all loved this cottage it was ideal for the forests as my family are mountain bikers and dog walkers. We were ideally situated and had a good variety of places to eat locally. Loved the Moors and the people  …see more

from £65 / night

£305 - £420 / week

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from £65 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with shared pool in Parthenay

Deux-Sevres / Parthenay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Forget any apprehensions.” Have recently returned from an extremely pleasant week spent at Eeyores Corner. The location was excellent - quiet and restful, which was exactly what we wanted. Property was very comfortable and obviously maintained to a ve  …see more

from £35 / night

£175 - £580 / week

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from £35 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Holiday barn with golf nearby in Bamburgh

Northumberland / Bamburgh

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“The most perfect cottage, fabulous view, ideal location” This modern, very well equipped base is right in the centre of Bamburgh which has everything you could need for a holiday including pubs, coffee shops, general shops and several options to eat o  …see more

from £175 / night

£1135 - £1550 / week

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from £175 / night

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Home rental in Penedono with swimming pool

Viseu District / Penedono

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This house, located in Penedono, is ideal for 18 vacationers. It offers 9 bedrooms, a private pool, an enclosed garden and WiFi. The lounge is perfect for unwinding after a day of exploration. Curl up on the comfortable sofa and enjoy a good book in front of the firepl  …see more

from £472 / night

£2276 - £2830 / week

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from £472 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Orne / Rabodanges

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 64 km
  • Child friendly

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from £44 / night

£220 / week

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from £44 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Salobrena holiday villa rental

Province of Granada / Salobrena

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spectacular Location superbly equipped ...” We have spent a week in the villa and were very impressed. The villa is in a fantastic location halfway up a hillside nestling amongst an exclusive area of Salobrena. We arrived mid afternoon the villa was i  …see more

from £220 / night

£461 - £1185 / week

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from £220 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Lignol

Morbihan / Lignol

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
La Petite Cour is a former agricultural worker's cottage in a rural position beside a country road. It is suitable for a couple - regrettably not for children or the very elderly as the staircase is open at one side. The open plan ground floor is the main living  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £285 / week

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from £40 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Galashiels / Fountainhall

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house” We had a lovely stay... The house was perfect for us, plenty of room and everything we needed. The kids absolutely loved having the play area and tennis court in the doorstep...Margaret was lovely and very helpful. We will definitely be  …see more

from £57 / night

£460 - £700 / week

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from £57 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with swimming pool in Witheridge

Tiverton / Witheridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“I wish I could move in!” We just got back from a blissful 5 days at Pond Cottage and I wish I could have stayed forever. The property is finished to a beautiful standard and very well equipped with everything you could want for a truly relaxing break  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday villa with swimming pool in Selci

Province of Rieti / Selci

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful Villa in a stunning unspoilt part of Italy” We had the most wonderful stay at La Pazziella. Rossanna, (Marisa,the owners represntative), was so helpful and friendly on arrival and gave us a tour of the villa and some great information on  …see more

from £126 / night

£878 - £1404 / week

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from £126 / night