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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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Buren holiday apartment rental

Ameland / Buren

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“fantastic holiday” me and my partner stopped here and was amazed how nice the apartment was. had everything you could ask for, love the area loads to do. we walked into st ives via the coastal path which was relaxing. weather was on our side apart fro
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from £75 / night

£400 - £1250 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Praiano

Amalfi Coast / Praiano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Authentic, spacious, clean apartment with a view” We stayed here in September and really enjoyed our time here. Praiano was the perfect location for us, much quieter and more authentic than the larger towns of Positano and Amalfi. The apartment was of
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from £65 / night

£455 - £930 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Luberon / Robion

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Air conditioning

from £44 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £44 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Elviria

Marbella / Elviria

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quality apartment” Stayed in this lovely apartment for one week. So comfortable and spacious, spotlessly clean with everything you could want provided. The bathrooms were huge with lashings of hot water , the kitchen was well equipped and also spotl
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from £60 / night

£325 - £595 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in St Gilgen

St Gilgen / Laim

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“A very comfortable apartment” We are a family with 3 children. This apartment was perfect for us with enough space inside and outside. It has very tasteful furnitures and colours, it has real harmony. It has a big, comfortable terrace with view. The a
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from £52 / night

£341 - £574 / week

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from £52 / night

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Stone Harbor holiday apartment rental

Cape May County / Stone Harbor

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £110 / night

£770 - £1116 / week

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from £110 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Buxton

Derbyshire / Buxton

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic property, location and hosts” Just what we needed for our break in the peak district. It is a very comfortable apartment and great base for exploring the local area. The owners of the property could not have provided us with any more to ma
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from £65 / night

£260 - £389 / week

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from £65 / night

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Holiday apartment letting

Savoie / Villaroger

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£259 - £345 / week

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from £37 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Gap of Dunloe

Killarney / Gap of Dunloe

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect secluded, luxury getaway” Secluded self-catering apartment at the entrance to the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. Perfect for a quiet getaway. Bicycles provided with the accommodation, which was a thoughtful touch -the ideal way to see the surroundin
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from £108 / night

£432 - £604 / week

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from £108 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Massouri

Kalymnos / Massouri

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Sublime” Aegan Village Beach appartment definitely added to our brilliant climbing holiday. The big terrace to chill out on with direct access to the beach and within walking distance of shops/bars/restaurants is a welcoming luxure after a day in the
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from £84 / night

£586 / week

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from £84 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Cassis

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic view and Cassis is just perfect” We stayed in this apartment while attending a wedding north of Cassis, the apartment was well equipped and spacious, short walks to the town and beaches, absolutely perfect and hope to visit again soon, perha
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from £156 / night

£949 - £1164 / week

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from £156 / night

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Morgat holiday apartment rental

Crozon / Morgat

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £42 / night

£290 - £582 / week

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from £42 / night

(2) Average 

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Tauves holiday apartment rental

Puy-de-Dome / Tauves

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £44 / night

£216 / week

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from £44 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£347 - £625 / week

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from £52 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment. Very comfortable couldn't fault it. Great position for beach and Croyde centre. Relaxing stay, can't wait to return!
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from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Aups

Var / Aups

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £160 / night

£1091 - £1203 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Torgnon ski apartment to rent.

Torgnon / Chate

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £65 / night

£302 - £595 / week

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from £65 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £103 / night

£721 - £875 / week

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from £103 / night

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Apartment rental in Rispescia

Grosseto / Rispescia

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£363 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Gran Alacant

Gran Alacant / Altomar 2

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect for Pool and Beach holiday” Very pleased with this apartment. We only needed somewhere for 5 days and this place ticked all the boxes. Great spot just metres from the pool. Pool was lovely and there was a nice grass area for sunbathing. There
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from £25 / night

£160 - £270 / week

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from £25 / night

(63) Excellent 

40

Taormina holiday apartment accommodation

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
“A Pearl in the hills over the Ionian Sea (Sicily)” We spent 2 weeks at this delightful specialty guest house in the hills above the beautiful Ionian Sea. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like family by Debora and Salvo and their beautiful d
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from £46 / night

£324 - £690 / week

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from £46 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £53 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £53 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Barmouth

Gwynedd / Barmouth

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Idyllic location.” We stayed for 3nights on our way to visit our daughter. Would have loved to have stayed longer. Apartment very clean and comfortable. View from window couldn't be better. We look forward to visiting again.
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from £115 / night

£500 - £725 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

KwaZulu-Natal / Margate

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £30 / night

£210 - £630 / week

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from £30 / night

(14) Excellent 

16

Collioure holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment in a great location” We stayed here for a week in September 2016. The booking process was simple and communication with Alison prior to arriving was excellent. The apartment itself was extremely;y clean and very well equipped with eve
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from £58 / night

£400 - £575 / week

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from £58 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Ramsgate

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a
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from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“A perfect place to stay” Modern, spacious and the perfect place for what turned out to be a perfect holiday. The beach is just two minutes stroll away while 10 minutes in the other direction and you you are at restaurants and shops. 4 Point View had
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from £155 / night

£685 - £1375 / week

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from £155 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Wasdale Head

Cumbria / Wasdale Head

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£420 - £575 / week

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from £70 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pianello del Lario

Lake Como / Pianello del Lario

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Enjoying panaromic views in total relaxation” The place is ideal for rest seekers. The village is totally laid-back and managed to bring me in a state of total relaxation as soon as we entered it. There is hardly any traffic on the road beneath the ap
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from £133 / night

£930 / week

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from £133 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Valfrejus

Savoie / Valfrejus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £39 / night

£199 - £604 / week

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from £39 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Arklow holiday apartment rental

County Wicklow / Arklow

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£450 - £580 / week

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from £90 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Funchal with shared pool

Funchal / Praia Formosa

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment” we had a lovely week in this apatment, it was very clean and really spacious, there would be ample room for two couples, the views were fantastic, very quiet area, if your looking for somewhere that hasn't been spoilt by tourists thi
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from £61 / night

£388 - £449 / week

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from £61 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Vaucluse / L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
“Such attention to detail!” Previous travelers have covered this wonderful property extremely well. Ditto, ditto,ditto!! Nordlys had it all, wonderful location very close to the bus stop, leisurely 10 minute walk to the station, all amenities close b
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from £78 / night

£449 - £621 / week

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from £78 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Santa Eulalia del Río

Ibiza / Santa Eulalia del Río

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Playa San Juan holiday apartment rental

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Peace, quiet and lovely location.” At first we thought that apartment was facing the beach but it was a side view. It did not detract from the holiday though. The rooms were large and beds extremely comfortable. No wardrobe in twin room but hangers an
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from £85 / night

£525 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Jaffa

Tel Aviv / Jaffa

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Exceptional Accommodation in Tel-Aviv Yaffo” We loved this accommodation. We are a family of four and my sister rented the adjacent one bedroom apartment for our family get together, The mosiac floors, high ceilings, comfortable furniture and updated
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from £104 / night

£616 - £1008 / week

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from £104 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Villamartin holiday apartment rental

Orihuela / Villamartin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” Lovely place and very happy that we was able to stay here last minute and graham was very polite and helpful
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from £30 / night

£175 - £260 / week

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from £30 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in North Berwick

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing wee find!” This apartment has everything you need for a fantastic break in North Berwick. Great location, spacious, well equipped. Would definately recommend.
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from £90 / night

£455 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Barcelona / Eixample

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £201 / night

£1309 - £2330 / week

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from £201 / night

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