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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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Marina Beach Apartments - Marina Smir apartment sleeps 4

Tetouan / Marina Smir

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.3 km; Swimming pool;
This luxury apartment is beautifully furnished having a good sized lounge with dining area, which leads to the balcony with pool, garden or mountain views.The apartment is situated just two minutes walk from the golden beach of Tamuda Bay. Two bedrooms - one double and  …see more

from £42 / night

£294 - £889 / week

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from £42 / night

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Rothschild Galilee Hospitality - Kiryat Shmona apartment sleeps 3

Northern District / Kiryat Shmona

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Air conditioning;
Rothschild galilee hospitality is located in a kibbutz in northern Israel on the road between Kiryat Shmona and Mount. Hermon. Here you will find a pair of detached apartment with lawn, garden and orchard. Over the couple's apartment there is a parents' bed. I  …see more

from £84 / night

£428 - £699 / week

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from £84 / night

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Tirol / St. Jakob in Haus

1 40 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 40
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £50 / night

£348 / week

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from £50 / night

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NEW: Beautiful Apartment with 2 Terraces and Pool - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
NEW: Beautiful two-bedroom apartment, completely redecorated, with two large terraces and swimming pool. All popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, and high speed WiFi Internet. Located just 150 metres from the sea shore. .......................................  …see more

from £28 / night

£196 - £469 / week

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from £28 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Recreation resort Pilgrim - Sagay apartment sleeps 2

Camiguin / Sagay

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
The room has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. The room can be ventilated very well, and there is also a fan.Use of the outside sitting cottages is included. You may want to have your meals there. The swimming pool is one of the largests on the island (28 by 16 mete  …see more

from £14 / night

£96 / week

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from £14 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday Flat Lake of Constance - Radolfzell am Bodensee apartment sleeps 4

Baden-Württemberg / Radolfzell am Bodensee

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei  …see more

from £73 / night

£419 - £599 / week

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from £73 / night

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Flat with private yard in Historical Fontainebleau - Buthiers apartment sleeps 2

Seine-et-Marne / Buthiers

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
Large (70 sq. m) flat in Fontainebleau Historic Town center. Centered around small private yard. This apartment is ideal for a couple. 5 minutes walk from Fontainebleau Castle and gardens. 5 minutes walk from the forest. Just opposite a bakery and 30 seconds walk from m  …see more

from £103 / night

£428 / week

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from £103 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Springwell House - West Kilbride apartment sleeps 2

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
Self catering ground floor 2 apartment flat with garden outlook, situated in the Craft Town of West Kilbride.Ideal for exploring the picturesque Clyde Coast, Arran and Burns country.Easy access to Ayrshire's famous golf courses.Five minutes from station with hourly  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 / week

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Appartamento Aurora - Locarno apartment sleeps 3

Lake Maggiore / Locarno

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Swimming pool;
- 65m², ideal für 2-3 Personen- Piazza Grande: 5 Gehminuten- Seepromenade: 5 Gehminuten- Einkaufen: Migros im Haus- Küche mit Glaskeramik Herd, Granitabdeckung, Geschirrspülmaschine und Mikrowelle- Badezimmer mit extragrosser Dusche und Closomat, separates Gäste WC  …see more

from £85 / night

£590 / week

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from £85 / night

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Cyclades Beach - Platis Yialos apartment sleeps 2

Sifnos / Platis Yialos

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
In popular winning "Blue Flag" beach of Platis Gialos and less than 50 metres from the sea, the family tourist complex "Cyclades Beach" offers a sea-view restaurant, and large rooms and apartments with balconies. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and free priv  …see more

from £116 / night

£808 / week

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from £116 / night

(12) Very Good 

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NEW: 15 metres from beach! (4) - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.015 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
NEW APARTMENT LISTING: This beautiful two-bedroom apartment has all the popular UK TV Channels, 14-day Catch-Up TV, movies, high speed WiFi Internet and access to a beautiful, peaceful, roof-top terrace with sea views, trees, plants, bamboo decor, sunbeds, patio sofas,  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £434 / week

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from £25 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Luxury Harbourside Apartment with sea views - Whitehaven apartment sleeps 4

Cumbria / Whitehaven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Child friendly ;
In the heart of the Georgian town of Whitehaven, overlooking the marina, this modern two bedroom luxury apartment affords stunning panoramic sea views. Watch as the boats come and go, and enjoy spectacular sunsets on the large balcony which stretches the entire length o  …see more

from £80 / night

£380 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Thagu Chhen, serviced apartments - Bhaktapur apartment sleeps 3

Kathmandu Valley / Bhaktapur

3 3 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car not necessary; No pets allowed;
Designed and constructed in the typical Newari architecture. For short- and long-term stay.Located in a convenient central area of Bhaktapur, this tranquil property is situated nearby from the lovely Durbar square, the ancient plaza of Mallas.Thaguchhen, service apartme  …see more

from £58 / night

£344 - £504 / week

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from £58 / night

(30) Excellent 

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4 The Granary Victoria Street Dunbar - Dunbar apartment sleeps 4

East Lothian / Dunbar

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
No 4 The Granary is a luxury 1st floor apartment situated within a former granary. Modernised to a high standard with panoramic views over three harbours, the Bass Rock and the Isle of May. The property is furnished to a high standard and would suit golfers, walkers,  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £800 / week

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from £71 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Zaberfeld

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; No pets allowed;
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from £22 / night

£150 / week

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from £22 / night

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Lower Franconia / Bad Bocklet

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £48 / night

£330 / week

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from £48 / night

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Middle Franconia / Schwaig bei Nuernberg

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£283 / week

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from £43 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Waterfront Apartment - Lossiemouth apartment sleeps 4

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
Waterfront Apartment located in Lossiemouth also known as the 'Jewel of Moray', This traditional fishing village has two Beautiful beaches one of which is right on the apartment's doorstep. Just a two minute walk from the Apartment is The Moray Golf Club  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

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Schleswig-Holstein / Büsum

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
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from £26 / night

£150 - £479 / week

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from £26 / night

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Gite with Pool DISCOUNTED FOR JUNE & JULY - Sousceyrac apartment sleeps 2

Lot / Sousceyrac

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 8 km; Swimming pool;
L'Oustal adjoins our home and is completely self contained here in our typical rural French Village from which you can explore this fascinating area and can relax in a home from home atmosphere, we are on the outskirts of Sousceyrac, a village with all amenities and an  …see more

from £40 / night

£275 / week

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from £40 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Samnaun

1 2 7 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £86 / night

£602 / week

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from £86 / night

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Garden Apartment - Irsina apartment sleeps 2

Province of Matera / Irsina

1 2 4 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 80 km; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car advised;
Built into the walls of this once fortified town, the garden apartment opens onto a wonderful vista of rolling wheat fields, olive groves & vineyards. The large living-dining room opens onto a large terrace & like the double bedroom has a barrel-vaulted ceiling.  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 / week

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(12) Excellent 

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Spacious family apartment for summer and winter - Bareges apartment sleeps 8

Hautes-Pyrenees / Bareges

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car advised;
Nestled in the small and unspoilt picturesque village of Barèges is Harrsica: a spacious four bedroom self-catering apartment that comfortably accommodates 8 guests. In the winter, Barèges (alt. 1250m) is linked with the resort of La Mongie to create ‘Le Doumaine d  …see more

from £65 / night

£445 - £1112 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Ferienhaus Zempow - große Whg - Zempow apartment sleeps 7

Brandenburg / Zempow

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car advised;
Die große Wohnung umfasst die Hälfte des Doppelhauses. Hier stehen über 100 qm Raum über zwei Etagen zur Verfügung. Unter dem First gibt es eine weitere dritte Ebene mit Schlafplätzen. Sechs bis sieben Personen können hier wohnen. Aufbettungen sind möglich. Die  …see more

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Canton of Ticino / Magliaso

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
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from £94 / night

£657 / week

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from £94 / night

(30) Excellent 

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Paddlers - Bexhill-on-Sea apartment sleeps 4

East Sussex / Bexhill-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.1 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
A newly refurbished two bedroomed ground floor apartment with private entrance, just around the corner from the beach and town with many restaurants and cafes, 2 minutes from the world famous De La Warr Pavilion and about 5 minutes walk from Bexhill railway station.Ou  …see more

from £75 / night

£420 - £595 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Somme / Mers Les Bains

2 4 7 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; No pets allowed;
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from £56 / night

£359 - £492 / week

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from £56 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Albstadt

2 2 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Not suitable for children; Car advised; No pets allowed;
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from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

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Pertuis / La Tour d'Aigues

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£257 / week

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from £43 / night

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Apartments Ritem - Prgomet apartment sleeps 4

Split-Dalmatia County / Prgomet

4 4 1 night min stay

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 11 km; Swimming pool;
In the fresh mountain air (380 m) on the property of 3200 m2 we offer peace for the soul and many sports activities for the body, for everyone, both children and adults. This place is interesting because it is near the sea shore (10 min) and near an old city protected b  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 / week

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LIMENARIA APARTMENTS - Mochlos apartment sleeps 3

Lasithi Prefecture / Mochlos

1 3 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Air conditioning;
LIMENARIA apartments are located 500m away from the picturesque village of Mochlos. They are built among olive trees, in a unique, tranquil place for relaxation, ideal for those who love nature and serenity. From there, you can set off for small or bigger walks in natur  …see more

from £56 / night

£389 / week

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El Cel-loft-CostaBrava-Spain - la Bisbal d'Emporda apartment sleeps 2

Province of Girona / la Bisbal d'Emporda

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Not suitable for children; Car not necessary;
EL CEL, loft para dos personas (estancias largas, maximo 11 meses)Aslaia es una gran masía restaurada y adecuada para hacer muy agradable sus estancias. Consta de tres lofts agradables y tranquilos para dos personas cada uno,(El CEL, L'URNA y EL FORN) con jardín  …see more

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Kabuis Apartment - Shawbost apartment sleeps 2

Carloway / Shawbost

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Situated on our 6-acre croft at 25, South Shawbost on the north west coast of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, is Kabuis Holidays, where a warm welcome awaits you at the home of Neil & Rhoda. A self-contained ground floor wing of a traditiona  …see more

from £57 / night

£395 - £455 / week

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from £57 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Riverview - Cheekpoint apartment sleeps 6

County Waterford / Cheekpoint

3 6 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 5 km; Child friendly ;
Spacious 3 bedroom apartment situated in the picturesque fishing village of Cheekpoint. The apartment is ideally located for an action packed or relaxing holiday. Close to the property are two great restaurants, forest walks, angling, and a golf course. Why not discov  …see more

from £77 / night

£189 - £513 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Calais View Garden Apartment - St Margaret's Bay apartment sleeps 2

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.4 km; Not suitable for children;
A delightful holiday apartment in a 1870's Victorian town house with stunning sea views of the English Channel and French Coastline. The fabulous views are framed by all year round greenery and can be enjoyed from the lounge, patio and bedroom - enjoy breakfast in  …see more

from £56 / night

£390 - £650 / week

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Kookaburra Apartment - Mariginiup apartment sleeps 2

Wanneroo / Mariginiup

1 2 3 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 15 km; Not suitable for children; Car essential;
Short-term holiday accommodation - beautifully appointed, self-contained apartment with separate entrance. Kitchen/dining area and living, one bedroom, modern appliances.We live in a rural area and the apartment is approx. 56 sqm in size. It is only 15min from the beac  …see more

from £46 / night

£259 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £26 / night

£182 / week

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(7) Excellent 

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St Wolfgang Duplex Apartment - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Ski; Suitable for children age 5+;
Light and spacious beautifully presented three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang with views of the wonderful Wolfgangsee lake from the living area and two balconies. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishw  …see more

from £180 / night

£1260 - £2065 / week

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Apartman Nea - Brzac apartment sleeps 3

Krk Island / Brzac

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Air conditioning;
Apartment is situated in place Brzac in Croatia. It is modern and clean and the owners are very polite. There are few terraces on Your disposal and a grill house; which is free to use. 800m from the apartment is a very nice beach, surrounded with vegetation. The owners  …see more

from £60 / night

£419 / week

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Gard / Logrian-Florian

2 4 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Pet friendly;
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from £53 / night

£342 / week

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from £53 / night

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