Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

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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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The Terrace Nelly Bay Magnetic Island - Magnetic Island apartment sleeps 6

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 £110 / night

£983 - £1310 / week

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from £110 / night

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Aird Na Haun. Isle of Eriskay, South Uist,Scotland - Isle of Eriskay apartment sleeps 8

Outer Hebrides / Isle of Eriskay

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Aird Na Haun is purpose built for self-catering accommodation. This ground floor apartment has a spacious kitchen, separate dining area, lounge, 2 double bedrooms 1 en-suite and 2 twin bedrooms. Fantastic Views overlooking the Hills of South Uist. Excellent location f  …see more

from £133 / night

£600 / week

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from £133 / night

(4) Excellent 

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State of Rio de Janeiro / Angra Dos Reis

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

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(9) Excellent 

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John R's Apartments (Red Door) - Listowel apartment sleeps 6

County Kerry / Listowel

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
This is a charming property in the centre of the heritage town of Listowel. It is equipped with every convenience to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Listowel is an ideal location to base oneself to tour the south west of the country and the Wild Atlantic Way, it  …see more

from £130 / night

£906 / week

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from £130 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saas-Fee / Lomattu

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £83 / night

£1103 / week

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from £83 / night

(19) Excellent 

15

Churchside Guest Apartment - Saffron Walden apartment sleeps 2

Essex / Saffron Walden

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Churchside guest apartment is a private and self contained one bedroom annex to Churchside house in the village of Littlebury Green, 3 miles from the attractive market town of Saffron Walden. The apartment is fully furnished and has a bedroom with king size bed, well e  …see more

from £55 / night

£340 - £395 / week

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from £55 / night

(23) Very Good 

17

Harbour View - Cemaes Bay apartment sleeps 6

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Tastefully furnished flat in Cemaes Bay, with views over harbour and sea.Comprises:- Master double bedroom, ensuite wet room and Juliet balcony with lovely view,- Single/twin bedroom- Family bathroom- Double bedroom- Large lounge with dining and sitting areas, French w  …see more

from £70 / night

£550 - £800 / week

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from £70 / night

(10) Excellent 

19

No5 Waterfront Court - West Wharf apartment sleeps 5

Mevagissey / West Wharf

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Our stunning newly refurbished second floor apartment is situated on the West Quay of Mevagissey harbour – a truly exceptional holiday location! Imagine waking up on the first morning of your holiday to sunshine gently falling across brightly colored boats in the ha  …see more

from £100 / night

£399 - £799 / week

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from £100 / night

14

Doubs / Le Russey

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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from £61 / night

(10) Excellent 

18

The Old Vicarage, Apartment 2 - Old Hunstanton apartment sleeps 4

Norfolk / Old Hunstanton

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Apartment 2 is part of an Old Vicarage in the conservation area of the North Norfolk village of Old Hunstanton. The property is situated on the edge of the parkland of Old Hunstanton Hall. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable and occupies the 1st floor of this  …see more

from £60 / night

£399 - £900 / week

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from £60 / night

11

Sarah Suite at HEYWOOD HALL - Alton apartment sleeps 5

Staffordshire / Alton

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
The Sarah Suite is in the main building with its own entrance. It has a large lounge area with sofa which converts to a sofa bed for an extra guest. There is TV with DVD Player. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker and seating area.Ideal for relaxing after a busy  …see more

from £144 / night

£840 / week

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from £144 / night

(26) Very Good 

15

Fekruna (Turtle Bay) - Xemxija - St.Paul's Bay - St. Paul's Bay apartment sleeps 2

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
A fully furnished and very well equipped one bed in a quiet residential block of only 7 situated in a private cul-de-sac. Property commands excellent views from a sunny south-facing terrace and enjoys easy access to the lovely secluded little beach at Fekruna (Turtle Ba  …see more

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(5) Excellent 

21

Les Trois Sycomores - Larochemillay apartment sleeps 10

Nievre / Larochemillay

2 10 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
In the heart of Burgundy. Situated in the main square of the picturesque hill top village of Larochemillay, with views through the valley in the stunning Morvan Natural Park, this beautiful 18th Century property is rich in history ( once occupied by the German army and  …see more

from £138 / night

£733 / week

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from £138 / night

17

Corfu / Boukari

2 4 5 nights min

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

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from £57 / night

£393 / week

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from £57 / night

(14) Excellent 

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SUPER BEACH LOCATION - Playa San Juan apartment sleeps 4

Guia de Isora / Playa San Juan

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
This is a luxurious beach apartment + private roof terrace with stunning views of Mount Teide & along the coast. Step outside the door & you're on the beach promenade - totally traffic free! FREE WiFi. English TV including BBC1, ITV1, C4 & movie & entertainment channe  …see more

from £85 / night

£495 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holmen, Annex to Hillrise - Mawnan Smith apartment sleeps 2

Falmouth / Mawnan Smith

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Pet friendly
Holmen is a self contained annexe to the owners house next door. The property has a contemporary kitchen containing a fridge freezer, washing machine with tumble dryer, dish washer, oven and microwave. There is a separate dining area within the kitchen. The comfortable  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 / week

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from £60 / night

(10) Excellent 

22

Lavender's - Pagham apartment sleeps 3

West Sussex / Pagham

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Peace and quiet upgrade at no extra cost! Come and enjoy the 'get away from it all' feeling you get staying at Lavenders. 'The best place we have ever stayed in!' a quote from a recent guest at Lavenders, why not come and see why....Lavender's is a spacious 1st floor  …see more

from £77 / night

£538 - £605 / week

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from £77 / night

(11) Excellent 

16

La Jolie Maison - Eymoutiers apartment sleeps 6

Haute-Vienne / Eymoutiers

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
There are three apartments in La Jolie Maison, a large house in the centre of town. It has an indoor heated swimming pool and is set in its own garden. Apartment 3, which is advertised here, is a spacious third floor attic apartment . This beautiful apartment with  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Modern Vittoriosa seaview - The Three Cities apartment sleeps 4

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

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+
The apartment is very spacious, fitted with practically every modern amenity. An allocated car-parking space included. There is plenty to do and see in the immediate area, from snorkelling shipwrecks to a variety of museums and with easy access by car/bus/boat (water ta  …see more

from £95 / night

£600 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Maria Alm Apartment - Maria Alm apartment sleeps 7

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
IF YOU BOOK YOUR 2016/17 SKI HOLIDAY BEFORE 31st AUGUST 2016 WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU FANTASTIC DISCOUNTS. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION Maria Alm apartment is located on the 3rd floor (top) of a purpose built holiday chalet. The apartment has been refurbished to a hi  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £1400 / week

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from £80 / night

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Itri Serviced Apartment (A) - Itri apartment sleeps 2

Province of Latina / Itri

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Great apartment only 20 minutes to the coastal town of Formia, Gaeta & Sperlonga. This apartment is set in a quiet romantic town of Itri, with coble stone paths and atmospheric feeling. First floor apartment with a balcony, large bedroom with a ceiling fan and Huge ward  …see more

from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Unique Beach Apartment - Jaffa apartment sleeps 6

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
A truly unique experience! To live in an authentic Jaffa apartment, which was carefully renovated, from bottom to top. The original beautiful elements such as high ceilings and the floors' ornamented tiles, were carefully preserved, while, for the comfortableness of t  …see more

from £123 / night

£756 - £1054 / week

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from £123 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Riverview - Cheekpoint apartment sleeps 6

County Waterford / Cheekpoint

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • 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 £75 / night

£173 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski and summer holiday studio apartment and chalet - Chateauroux-les-Alpes apartment sleeps 6

Hautes-Alpes / Chateauroux-les-Alpes

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Ski
Winter sports/summer holidays. Between mountains and lake. Chateauroux les Alpes, Hautes Alpes, PACA region. Independent Studio Appartment (33 sq metres) plus chalet (heating and lighting installed). Appartment sleeps 2/3 (or upto 4 if needed for small children) cha  …see more

from £42 / night

£268 / week

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from £42 / night

(41) Excellent 

33

Albany Self Catering Apartment - St Peter Port apartment sleeps 4

Guernsey / St Peter Port

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Situated a short walk from the heart of St. Peter Port, The Albany is a charming Victorian town house converted to modern two bedroom apartments featuring balconies or patios, fully equipped kitchens, comfortable lounges, Freeview T.V., Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, car pa  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 - £1015 / week

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from £85 / night

(42) Excellent 

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Seashells self-catering Holiday Apartment - Ventnor apartment sleeps 2

Isle of Wight / Ventnor

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
'Seashells' epitomises beach side living, with spectacular sea views from the lounge and bedroom. We chose it particularly for its warm and welcoming ambience and perfect location. Constantly updated, this relaxing apartment could suit a romantic getaway for two and sho  …see more

from £70 / night

£420 - £720 / week

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from £70 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Do None - Asolo apartment sleeps 4

Province of Treviso / Asolo

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
"DO NONE" ! it's an old house with 2 new apartments located in the old barn and stable. Designed with a mix modern and original style, each apartment is with king-size bed and sofa-bed, private bathroom and kitchenette, ideal for small families (max 4 pe  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £330 / week

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from £60 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Coogrind Self Catering - Lerwick apartment sleeps 2

Mainland / Lerwick

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
Luxury one bedroom self catering situated on the ground floor of Coogrind. Most visitors are found to speechless when they first arrive and see the view.Situated on the west side of Shetland in a quiet area of Hamnavoe on Burra Isle. Burra Isle is joined to the Shetland  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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LONGLEAT family luxury 2 bed accommodation - Warminster apartment sleeps 5

Wiltshire / Warminster

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Huntenhull is aimed at Family holidays or romantic getaways for couples. We are not a hen night or party destination. We aim to provide quality and quiet short breaks for groups who wish to relax.This newly completed luxury courtyard accommodation, near Longleat in Wilt  …see more

from £119 / night

£1033 / week

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from £119 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Manningtree 2 Bed Holiday Apartment - Manningtree apartment sleeps 5

Essex / Manningtree

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
This spacious, self contained, Georgian ground floor apartment has 2 double bedrooms comprising of a master bedroom with kingsize bed and TV/DVD player, second bedroom has an optional twin bedded or double room with adequate space for an extra guest. The bathroom has a  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £735 / week

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from £75 / night

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One-bedroom flat near Lake Geneva - Founex apartment sleeps 4

Nyon District / Founex

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
The tranquillity of the Swiss landscape makes a perfect backdrop for this peaceful apartment, set in the heart of the fruitful countryside of Founex village, in the canton of Vaud. The entire apartment is centrally heated, and Wi-Fi internet and a TV are provided for  …see more

from £107 / night

£747 - £881 / week

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from £107 / night

(34) Excellent 

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5 Porth Gwel ( See also 4 Porth Gwel ref 7016333) - Falmouth apartment sleeps 2

Cornwall / Falmouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Car not necessary
Porth Gwel is just minutes walk from the centre of the historic town of Falmouth. This lovely compact apartment is perfect for couples. No 5. Porth Gwel is on the second (or top floor) and has a welcoming and contemporary feel and offers light, airy accommodation wit  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £650 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Les Naturelles - Leukerbad apartment sleeps 5

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The Apartment is spacious and is ideal for families. Leading from the living room is a spacious balcony with stunning views overlooking the mountains. The apartment is situated in the village of Leukerbad in the Valais region of Switzerland. There is plenty to do for in  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Leitrim Village - apartment on river shannon - Carrick-on-Shannon apartment sleeps 8

County Leitrim / Carrick-on-Shannon

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
This is beautiful first floor apartment (first floor is that above ground floor) overlooking the boat dock for the many boats that cruise up and down Ireland's main river - the river shannon. The living room is 25 feet wide and has full glass wall with two glass do  …see more

from £80 / night

£300 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Porth Beach Penthouse - Porth apartment sleeps 4

Newquay / Porth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.01 km
  • Child friendly
Porth Beach Penthouse offers your own luxurious holiday home right on Porth Beach offering stunning panoramic views from both inside the property and from the spacious glass fronted balcony.Appointed, furnished and decorated to a very high standard this superb beach fro  …see more

from £120 / night

£545 - £1495 / week

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from £120 / night

(5) Excellent 

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9 Links Court - Thurlestone apartment sleeps 6

Devon / Thurlestone

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
Overlooking two of South Devon's most beautiful beaches on a headland next to Thurlestone links golf course, Links Court (formerly the Links Hotel) is a development of apartments set in superb private grounds within easy reach of the popular village and beaches. A  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £143 / night

(28) Excellent 

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9 The Mansion House - Dollarbeg apartment sleeps 4

Dollar / Dollarbeg

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The luxury apartment forms part of a stunning modernised Victorian Mansion House set in its own beautiful gardens with far reaching views. It is the perfect location for exploring central Scotland with easy access to Edinburgh (annual Festival in August), Glasgow, Stir  …see more

from £70 / night

£500 - £785 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of South Tyrol / Bressanone

1 12 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £44 / night

£302 / week

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from £44 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Harbour View - Ramsgate apartment sleeps 2

Isle of Thanet / Ramsgate

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
STUNNING VIEWS! The apartment is located just a few minutes' walk from both the shops and restaurants in Ramsgate and its clean, unspoilt sandy beach. The apartment is in a Grade 2 listed building overlooking the harbour, a great place to relax and unwind. Ramsgate i  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(7) Very Good 

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State of Sao Paulo / Praia Grande

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £29 / night

£198 / week

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from £29 / night

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