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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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Apartment rental in Gavalochori with swimming pool

Apokoronas / Gavalochori

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
“Everything you hope for.” This was our third visit to the Vamos area,had driven through Gavalochori many times,even stopped for meals, always thought it would be a nice spot to stay.Discovered Villa Sonia,booked, what a fabulous location, with all th  …see more

from £55 / night

£185 - £525 / week

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from £55 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Loch Ness

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“The greatest holiday let we've ever been in!” We had a fantastic honeymoon in Samhach! The house was very clean and literally everything was provided, even a bottle of wine in the fridge! The view from the house and the surrounding countryside are ast  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bexhill-on-Sea

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Very nice property close to the sea and everything else !” Diane & Simon are the nicest people and own this very nice & unusual property in Bexhill. We chose it for long weekend to Chill out, get some sea air and check out a few of the places and res  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Canton of Uri / Andermatt

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £147 / night

£895 - £1627 / week

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from £147 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Sovereign Harbour North

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour North

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic appartment” My Mum and i had a weekend away in this appartment in November and the location was fantastic for us, a short walk to the marina restaurants and retail park and a bus ride into the town centre. The appartment itself was clea  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £825 / week

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from £85 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Lancashire / Morecambe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Child friendly
“exellent apartments very trendy and in lovely location” the apartment was very trendy and smart and all the amenites very good . enjoyed staying in the apartment the loaction was great and nice and quiet. very enjoyable Thankyou  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 - £640 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Studio E is ideally located in a central part of Chamonix, just a few minutes walk away from all the local amenities; bakeries, supermarkets, ski hire shops, clothing shops, restaurants and bars. The town's main bus stop, where free busses will take you to all of t  …see more

from £28 / night

£181 - £526 / week

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from £28 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen ski apartment to rent.

Upper Bavaria / Garmisch-Partenkirchen

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Comfortable and well equipped two-bedroom apartment in Bavarian style chalet with beautiful mountain views. Ideally located in Germany's most famous winter and summer resort offering recreational and cultural attractions for all ages.  …see more

from £105 / night

£783 - £929 / week

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from £105 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Baden-Württemberg / Staufen

2 3 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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(3) Excellent 

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Collaroy Beach holiday apartment rental

Warringah / Collaroy Beach

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Car not necessary
Our newly renovated, spacious 70sqm apartment including private courtyard, is located within 300 metres walk to the beach and 450metres to the Lake, where there is a 8km path around to cycle or walk, stand up paddle boarding or kayaking on the lake is popular there are  …see more

from £92 / night

£522 - £798 / week

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from £92 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
BeachApartmentLos CristianosAronaModernSwimming PoolBaby Pool  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Pateley Bridge

North Yorkshire / Pateley Bridge

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Holiday Apartment Sleeps 2/4 people In two acres of garden with views, peacefull wildlife garden with private terrace, BBQ and TV / DVD. Only 5 minutes walk to shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Ashfield House is situated in rural Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale in the  …see more

from £32 / night

£220 - £395 / week

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from £32 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Dordogne / Beynac-et-Cazenac

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £59 / night

£288 - £470 / week

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from £59 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Callander holiday apartment rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Callander

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This is a ground floor 2 bedroom flat for up to 4 persons.The flat is located in a quiet street in the Trossachs town of Callander and is convenient for all amenities, being just a 2 minutes walk from the main shopping street with its variety of shops, restaurants a  …see more

from £50 / night

£225 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Figeac

Lot / Figeac

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Excellent, up-to-date accommodation in a superb location close to fine selection of resturants and bars.” A modern appartment located in the heart of the historic centre of a beautiful, medieval town in the Lot valley. The appartment was spotless and  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £325 / week

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from £50 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Jelsa

Hvar Island / Jelsa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Aparthouse Hvar was built year 2013 and run by the owner and her family.Situated just 5 meters from the sea with beautiful seawiew,and 150 meters to the Jelsa center.Aparthouse Hvar is 3 apartment building.Apartments are newly furnished and well equipped.  …see more

from £87 / night

£609 / week

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from £87 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“chilled out..quiet and carefree.” A wonderful stay...Met by the lovely Owner who also offered me an upgrade to another apartment at no extra charge...wish was so kind....A beautiful..spotlessly clean apartment...everything maintained to a very high st  …see more

from £53 / night

£265 - £700 / week

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from £53 / night

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Apartment rental in Urunga with golf nearby

New South Wales / Urunga

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
In an amazing location our new and modern bungalow surrounded by lush gardens is only 250 metres from the village ,waters edge and famous boardwalk a must do while in Urunga ! The bungalow does not have an ocean view! Luxurious apartment perfect for two with pillow  …see more

from £120 / night

£838 / week

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from £120 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Shengjin holiday apartment rental

Lezhe County / Shengjin

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
We have a comfortable apartment (60 m2) at the new house in Shengjin, Albania. It's a family resort at the Adriatic sea. Our house is very close to the beach, just 1 minute to walk! It's Shengjin downtown. Our apartment is 1+1 with a bedroom and 2 balconys. Gr  …see more

from £11 / night

£74 / week

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from £11 / night

19

La Fortuna de San Carlos ski apartment to rent.

Arenal Volcano National Park / La Fortuna de San Carlos

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The one bedroom apartment it is for only 2 guests including any child, kitchenete, full bath and dowstairs. A/C, WI/FI,CABLE TV. we are 2 kms west of downtown, near all atractions , near to groceries stores over the main road 142 going to volcano arenal. One parking s  …see more

from £40 / night

£238 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent appartment, ideal location, reliable owner” The location of this appartment is ideal for those wanting to be away from the large resorts but somewhere that is close to a great beach, restaurants and shops, with good links to the rest of the  …see more

from £29 / night

£197 - £329 / week

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from £29 / night

(28) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Beautiful, spacious, recently refurbished apartment in quiet location, with spectacular views of Mont Blanc from the terrace. 55 minute drive from Geneva, & very close to station and bus stop for travel in the Chamonix valley. Cave with boot warmer. Directly from ow  …see more

from £105 / night

£479 - £1357 / week

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from £105 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marazion

Marazion / St Michael's Mount

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“A Really Lovely Apartment” We booked this apartment as a last minute break from Holiday Lettings and we certainly weren't disappointed. We were greeted by a welcome bottle of wine, and a sparkling clean apartment. The apartment had great facilities in  …see more

from £97 / night

£445 - £810 / week

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from £97 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Truely outstanding accommodation” Fantastic stay at a simply wonderful apartment. Very nicely furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. Stunning views regardless of the weather. Relatively quiet despite being centrally located. Great for all ages; wo  …see more

from £85 / night

£380 - £580 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Trearddur Bay holiday apartment rental

Anglesey / Trearddur Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Situated only a few minutes stroll away from the well known village of Trearddur Bay, Valley Lodge is a luxurious Ground Floor apartment that we have fully refurbished early in 2015, it is located in private grounds with well kept Communal Garden Areas. The nearest cov  …see more

from £74 / night

£390 - £685 / week

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from £74 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Portstewart holiday apartment rental

County Londonderry / Portstewart

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic sea views” What a lovely location, sea views from every window, short walk to the prom. Kitchen well stocked with crockery etc. very clean with towels and bed linen provided. Thank you to the owner, we will be back next year!  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £600 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Porthminster with golf nearby

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Apartment Right by the Beach” The Apartment is located in just the right place for a great holiday by the beach. It is set back from the hustle and bustle but near enough to pop out with a young child to eat out in the evening. If you want to  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“fantastic apartment” sun on the terrace in the afternoon lovley to watch sun set with a glass of wine also the markets are great if you want frest produce  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £983 / week

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from £64 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Perth and Kinross / Kenmore

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning!” A stunning apartment in a stunning location! This apartment is thoughtfully furnished and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities to make your stay very comfortable. The views from the apartment never tire, whatever the wea  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £800 / week

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from £90 / night

(26) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“This is a superb oasis” This apartment is almost perfect in every way. The view from the front balcony stretches along the coast road past Wignacourt Tower along Bugibba promenade to Qwara Point. To the left is St. Paul's Island and a friendly cafe/b  …see more

from £44 / night

£261 - £479 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Pjescana Uvala holiday apartment rental

Pula / Pjescana Uvala

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Apartment is located in the town of Pješčana Uvala, Pula - Istria. The house is 150 m away from the sea and is categorized as apartment. There is a beach nearby (pebble). Other guests will most likely be staying in the house's other apartments. Your hosts w  …see more

from £31 / night

£218 / week

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from £31 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chatel

Abondance / Chatel

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent accommodation, would recommend a holiday in this Apt” We stayed in this Apt over New Year 2013/14. from the moment we arrived the accommodation far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was clean and had all the comforts of home. The  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1200 / week

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from £75 / night

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Corralejo holiday apartment rental

La Oliva / Corralejo

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
APARTMENT FOR RENT IN COMPLEX WITH POOL<br />Price you see in this ad is the final price. There are not hidden costs.  …see more

from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

(63) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £48 / night

£327 - £696 / week

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from £48 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday apartment rental

County Antrim / Portrush

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant apartment with lovely decor” I booked this apartment not knowing where it would be. Easy to find, clean and beautiful decor. My boyfriend and I had a brilliant time here and I would like to book this again for a long weekend in Belfast.  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 - £520 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Es Pujols holiday apartment rental

Formentera / Es Pujols

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Two bedroom apartment on 4th floor (no lift). Situated close to the centre of Es Pujols. 2 minutes walk to Es Pujols beach and 10 minutes walk to a choice of beaches. Close to shops, restaurants and bars. Car and bicycle hire available locally. Windsurfing, paragliding,  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Nerja with shared pool

Nerja / Torrecilla Beach

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment” Antonella met us and let us leave our luggage in the apartment before the apartment was ready for us, she was very helpful. the apartment is fantastic with a beautiful view from the balcony it is also very close to everything in N  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Apartment letting in Cavtat

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Cavtat

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Great location, lovely terrace, and the sea right in front of you” Spatious apartment with a lovely terrace, Great location right in the middle of Cavtat, 50 m from the sea, 5-10 min to the beach, 3 min to the supermarket (car not necessary). The apar  …see more

from £61 / night

£427 - £670 / week

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from £61 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goring-by-Sea

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Fantastic apartment - light, airy and spotlessly clean.” I stayed at Seascape in July 2014 with my husband and aged parents. We had a great welcome from Tim and found the apartment very well appointed, clean and airy. It had everything you might nee  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £955 / week

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from £96 / night