Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20167)

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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(17) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Exmouth

Devon / Exmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great stay” Lovely flat, spotlessly clean in a great location close to all of Exmouth's shops and amenities. Would definitely recommend to anyone.  …see more

from £55 / night

£295 - £495 / week

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from £55 / night

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Holiday apartment in Magnetic Island

Queensland / Magnetic Island

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOLIDAY APARTMENT - WATERFRONT - VIEWS - POOL - GREAT LOCATION to suit up to 6 people. The Terrace is a New Waterfront luxury holiday Apartment in a quiet location on the Great Barrier Reef s Magnetic Island . Beautiful views , spacious , light and  …see more

from £117 / night

£1038 - £1383 / week

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from £117 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Santa Maria holiday apartment rental

Santa Maria / Dunas Beach Resort

1 4 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Swimming pool
“lovely apartment” This is a brand new apartment within a new spa hotel. A 5 minute walk to the beach through the hotel grounds & pool areas. It is a 45 minute walk into Santa Maria, not a particularly pleasant walk so a taxi is a better option. For th  …see more

from £45 / night

£225 - £365 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) 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!!  …see more

from £77 / night

£475 - £695 / week

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from £77 / night

(58) Excellent 

21

Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / 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  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £930 / week

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from £70 / night

(25) Very Good 

21

Holiday apartment in Hunmanby Gap

Filey / Hunmanby Gap

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous! Clean, well equipped and perfect location.” We stayed in the apartment with our 2 young children for 5 days over half term. I can honestly say we can't fault anything about it - price, cleanliness, facilities in the apartment and on the si  …see more

from £38 / night

£215 - £495 / week

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from £38 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Port d'Alcudia holiday apartment rental

Port d'Alcudia / Port Alcudia

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Overlooking marina and five minute walk to the beach, lovely clean apartment” This was our first visit to Alcudia and I am so pleased we managed to book this apartment. Owned by a lovely couple Teresa and Jaime who were more than helpful and welcomin  …see more

from £65 / night

£428 - £855 / week

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from £65 / night

(25) Excellent 

22

Apartment rental in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent Apartment!” Just returned from the perfect holiday in this excellent apartment. Great location just a short walk away from the centre of Keswick & about a 10min walk away from the lake. We usually stay in a b&b but this time decided to stay  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £75 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Argeles-sur-Mer

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

from £43 / night

£210 - £374 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Passo del Tonale

2 7 Min stay varies

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

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from £43 / night

£300 - £677 / week

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from £43 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £695 / week

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from £47 / night

(8) Very Good 

21

Westerham holiday apartment rental

Sevenoaks District / Westerham

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Home from Home” Beautiful accommodation, clean and spacious with great facilities. Far enough away from the main road to allow peace and quiet but close enough to all links to not be isolated. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful without b  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Fornells

Fornells / Playas de Fornells

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent situation” Interior well furnished, 2 bathrooms. Outside - a terrace with a wonderful sea, hill and lighthouse view and an adjoining patio completely sheltered from any sea breezes. Sunshine all day. The "chic" seaside town of Fornell  …see more

from £48 / night

£334 - £883 / week

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from £48 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Enniskillen holiday apartment rental

County Fermanagh / Enniskillen

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location. The jacuzzi bath is particularly lovely!!” I would recommend this apartment to anyone who is staying away from home. The apartment is modern and spotlessly clean. The bed is comfortable and there  …see more

from £60 / night

£240 - £420 / week

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from £60 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Playa San Juan

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.015 km
  • Car not necessary
“SUN, SEA AND SUPER FRIENDLY HOST” Just back from a week at this amazing apartment. Really want to keep it to ourselves but sadly that's not possible!! The location and apartment are first class. Everything was exactly as it appeared in the advert b  …see more

from £57 / night

£399 - £546 / week

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from £57 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Milton Bridge

Midlothian / Milton Bridge

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
“Excellent rural location but close to many amenities” We stayed here for a week. The room and facilities were clean and comfortable. The room and ensuite were nice and large. We enjoyed our morning cup of nespresso! The walks nearby are excellent. The  …see more

from £49 / night

£330 - £400 / week

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from £49 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Trevone with golf nearby

Padstow / Trevone

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Breathtaking views as well as beautiful rooms” Me and my partner were looking for a relaxed Cornish getaway but wanted the privacy and comfort of an apartment rather than a B&B as well as a touch of modernity in quirky old Kernow. At Atlanta Apartment  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1175 / week

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from £75 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Cranhill with golf nearby

Stratford-upon-Avon / Cranhill

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
“A warm welcome and cozy flat.” The warm welcome I received made me feel right at home. I knew the hosts were there if I needed them but they weren't intrusive. Being a single lady, it was nice to know they were just next door. The flat felt home-li  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Cawsand

Cornwall / Cawsand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
A sandy beach, rock pools and safe swimming are just a pebbles throw from the apartment.Totally refurbished,Beachway is positioned right in the heart of Cawsand and across from Cornwalls Coastal Path.  …see more

from £57 / night

£300 - £800 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Bansko ski apartment to rent.

Bansko / Bansko Royal Towers

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment and a great location!” Bansko Royal Towers and Bansko has a great atmosphere and I would highly recommend coming here. This room (932) has everything you need, it was cleaned daily, has cooking facilities, large bedroom and great  …see more

from £31 / night

£171 / week

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from £31 / night

(66) 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

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Holetown

Saint James Parish / Holetown

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
Stunning new apartments 4 minutes walk to the fabulous settlers beach.There are numerous bars/restaurants within walking distance for a variety of budgets. There are restaurants specialising in Italian, Indian or Thai as well as traditional Bajan food.<br />Holeto  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £805 / week

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from £82 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
“Outstanding property” We stay in Falmouth every year and I have to say this is the best property we have stayed in .Wonder full welcome pack very comfy a real home from home  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

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Haute-Garonne / Bagneres-de-Luchon

2 5 Min stay varies

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

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from £43 / night

£300 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 9 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £1700 / week

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from £80 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wells-next-the-Sea

Norfolk / Wells-next-the-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Heaven on earth” Beautiful appt wonderful sea views a special holiday appartment. Great restaurants on the harbour with stunning sea views.ib Va  …see more

from £127 / night

£551 - £950 / week

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from £127 / night

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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
Our apartment is located in the heart of the pretty village of Orbetello, placed between the enchanting blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the harmony of the Laguna and the peace of the green of Monte Argentario. The cosy little building that houses the apartment is located in  …see more

from £65 / night

£449 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Port de Pollenca

Majorca / Port de Pollenca

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A spacious apartment on the modern Bellesreguard complex, just to the rear of the exclusive ‘Pine Walk’. Standing in beautiful landscaped gardens with a large three-tier swimming pool and sun terrace. This first floor apartment is privately owned and is idea  …see more

from £86 / night

£600 - £1500 / week

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from £86 / night

(19) 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 £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(37) 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

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Lennox Head holiday apartment rental

New South Wales / Lennox Head

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
You will feel on top of the world in this fantastic three bedroom penthouse unit in a prime East Ballina location.Whale watch from the balcony!!  …see more

from £136 / night

£679 - £2038 / week

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from £136 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Apartment accommodation in Rhosneigr with golf nearby

Anglesey / Rhosneigr

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic location and facility” Stayed at this flat which is advertised as sleeps four..... But has a third single bedroom and bags of space. We stayed, my partner and I with 3 kids aged 5, 10 and 13 and our two other kids joined us for two nights a  …see more

from £79 / night

£368 - £602 / week

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from £79 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Les Carroz-d'Araches ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great base for a ski holiday” The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of a small traditional ski village. Everything is on the doorstep including restaurants, ski hire, shops, cinema, tourist information and beginners' ski practise area. The  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £1197 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Buncrana

County Donegal / Buncrana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Comfortable 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Buncrana Co. Donegal, Ireland (Inishowen)Gateway to exploring Donegal and Northern Ireland. Derry - Londonderry is a 20 minute drive. Letterkenny is a 40 minute drive. Malin Head, Irelands most northernly point is 35 mins drive  …see more

from £52 / night

£265 - £355 / week

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from £52 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Mersea Island

Mersea Island / West Mersea

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Mr” Excellent well furnished well equipped accommodation in quiet street but close amenities and very pleasant owner  …see more

from £55 / night

£325 - £390 / week

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from £55 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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(24) Excellent 

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Fuengirola holiday apartment rental

Fuengirola / Torreblanca

1 2 6 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.75 km
  • Swimming pool
“PERFECT IF YOU ARE FIT AND ACTIVE” Appartment immaculate. Suited my needs as a sole traveller perfect. Would also recommend travelling as a couple. spacious bedroom. Well equipped galley. spacious balcony area and really nice bathroom. Train station w  …see more

from £28 / night

£175 - £300 / week

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(114) Excellent 

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Ilfracombe Harbour holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect!” So much thought, trouble and care has gone into ensuring that visitors needs are catered for. It is both homely and welcoming whilst remaining very special and making you feel that your having a special treat. The views are fantastic both fr  …see more

from £45 / night

£285 - £540 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment accommodation in Kolios

Skiathos / Kolios

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay in the Greek Islands, then look no further than Skiathos Island Villas! Located on the tiny island of Skiathos in the Aegean, just an hour's flight away from Athens,villa kavourakia is a spacious villa and its a  …see more

from £69 / night

£479 - £902 / week

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from £69 / night