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Rural retreats (20333)

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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Arrondissement of Saint-Paul / La Saline les Bains

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £43 / night

£253 / week

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from £43 / night

(22) 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 £118 / night

£625 - £1024 / week

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from £118 / night

(27) 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
“Absolutely fantastic apartment” Apartment excellent owner Michael very helpfull overall a lovely holiday apartment was very clean good location everything you need in the apartment
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from £43 / night

£295 - £463 / week

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from £43 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in St Ives with golf nearby

Cornwall / St Ives

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Excellent location and furnishings.” We stayed in St Ives for New Year, it was a great success all round. The apartment is well located for the town and is very well furnished to a high standard. Everything that you need is available. Having on site p
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from £80 / night

£340 - £675 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gibbes holiday apartment rental

Saint Peter Parish / Gibbes

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £151 / night

£800 - £960 / week

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from £151 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g
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from £36 / night

£246 - £515 / week

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from £36 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cabo Roig

Costa Blanca / Cabo Roig

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £28 / night

£146 - £271 / week

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from £28 / night

(21) 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
“Excellent views of ocean and coast.” Great apt, clean and roomy. Great views from comfy sofa and big arm chairs. Has all emenities for self catering.
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from £75 / night

£420 - £550 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment in Baska

Krk Island / Baska

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£256 - £534 / week

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from £37 / night

(21) Excellent 

20

Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £101 / night

£463 - £1353 / week

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from £101 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Landes / Hossegor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.005 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Place, ideal setting and near to beach, restaurants etc” Really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, ideal location, practically on the beach! Was great having all of the facilities...home from home. 5 min walk to go over to Cap Breton on little
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from £100 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £100 / night

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Valle d'Aosta / Bard

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £47 / night

£236 - £295 / week

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from £47 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Alvor

Alvor / Marachique

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic stay” The apartment and the complex in general were first class and made for a very relaxing holiday. We were met and shown round the apartment by Francisca who was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very spacious, nicely decorated
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from £31 / night

£217 - £500 / week

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from £31 / night

(7) Excellent 

15

Cawsand holiday apartment accommodation

Cornwall / Cawsand

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely village” The accommodation was very comfortable and included everything we needed for our stay in Cawsand. The owners were friendly and helpful.
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from £80 / night

£365 - £475 / week

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from £80 / night

(12) Excellent 

18

Montriond ski apartment to rent.

Morzine / Montriond

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment” We stayed here in the summer and were really happy. The rooms were spotless and well equipped with modern appliances. Nevil was great at communicating and making sure we had everything we need. Worth noting it's in the attic so i
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from £67 / night

£463 - £1764 / week

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from £67 / night

(7) Excellent 

12

Brancaster holiday apartment rental

Norfolk / Brancaster

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km

from £80 / night

£390 - £525 / week

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from £80 / night

(43) Very Good 

12

Holiday apartment in St Leonards on Sea

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mrs” We had a wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment. Loved the space & views - the weather was beautiful too!
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from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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from £80 / night

23

Apartment rental in Ansedonia with golf nearby

Orbetello / Ansedonia

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £64 / night

£442 / week

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from £64 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Someraro holiday apartment rental

Stresa / Someraro

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £68 / night

£471 / week

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from £68 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bognor Regis

Arun District / Bognor Regis

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Child friendly
“Splendid” A charming cosy flat with seafront views, it has everything one would need and since it's winter time it's nice and warm. Shops, takeaways and public transport within walking distance. Would stay again
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from £42 / night

£320 - £390 / week

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from £42 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Barton-on-Sea

New Milton / Barton-on-Sea

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Absolutely Fantastic apartment in a lovely quiet setting” The Apartment was all we needed and wanted. We were very close to the beach and the atmosphere was great. Would recommend this to anyone as we truly enjoyed every minute!!
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from £77 / night

£475 - £695 / week

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from £77 / 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

(3) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Arbroath

Angus / Arbroath

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Pure Relaxation!” This is the second time we have stayed at Carole's apartment and it was a great break. The apartment is perfect and is well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing break away. The huge balcony is lovely to sit on to watch harb
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from £75 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

15

Nice holiday apartment rental

Nice / Mont Boron

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £59 / night

£395 - £690 / week

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from £59 / 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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(9) Excellent 

17

Ski apartment to rent in La Chapelle-D'Abondance

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £82 / night

£574 / week

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from £82 / night

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Holiday apartment in Torchiara

Province of Salerno / Torchiara

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £68 / night

£589 - £1051 / week

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from £68 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bargemon

Var / Bargemon

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £115 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £115 / night

(59) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“Large apt” Felicity and Chris are a Lovely couple. Everywhere you look you see the hard work and dedication they've put into renovating this place , that has so much history. It is wonderful how they modernized it but have not taken away the old charm
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from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

13

Holiday apartment rental

West Flanders Province / De Panne

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£358 - £505 / week

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from £64 / night

(1) Very Good 

14

Morbihan / Quiberon

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £64 / night

£337 - £589 / week

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from £64 / 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

(62) Excellent 

40

Holiday apartment in Saundersfoot

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely quiet location” We had a lovely relaxing time in this quiet location, everything we needed - home from home. Enjoyed a coffee at the hotel on site.
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from £55 / night

£385 - £830 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ventnor holiday apartment rental

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful apartment & lovely break” The apartment was decorated beautifully,spacious, spotlessly clean and well stocked with everything you could ever want or need for a short break. Johnathan and Susan, the owners of the apartment, live in the hou
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from £60 / night

£420 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Soldeu

Canillo Parish / Soldeu

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic!” We recently returned from Soldeu and stayed at the apartment (El Clos) and it was a fantastic experience. A huge thanks to Gary for being so helpful. The apartment now has fast internet and this is a huge improvement to the last time we st
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from £180 / night

£700 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Denia holiday apartment rental

Costa Blanca / Denia

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment with everything close by” We stayed at the penthouse apartment in Denia July/ August 2013- my husband and I with our two small children. The swimming pool is huge with children's pool next to it. Beach is a 5 minute stroll away. Su
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from £60 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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from £60 / 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

(4) Excellent 

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Osseja holiday apartment rental

Pyrenees-Orientales / Osseja

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
“Full of character in the centre of Osseja, perfect for exploring French and Spanish Pyrenees” Osseja is a small town with lots of character, and the apartment is situated perfectly in the centre of town, within a 5 minute walk of the town square. T
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from £70 / night

£390 - £590 / week

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from £70 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Silloth holiday apartment rental

Cumbria / Silloth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Fabulous place” Booked this at short notice and Lorna was very flexible and welcoming. Superbly kitted out, spotless, comfortable and private with excellent wi-fi and SKY TV in a superb location virtually on the seafront at the charming resort of Sil
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from £50 / night

£270 - £350 / week

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