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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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Ski apartment to rent in Maria Alm

Salzburg Region / Maria Alm

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“The secret ski area” Having skied for 25 years within Europe, 5 years ago we were given the opportunity to experience Maria Alm and we have not looked back! The apartment is very well appointed and within 5 minutes of all amenities required for a gre
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from £80 / night

£485 - £890 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Naxos / Galanado

2 6 6 nights min

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

from £106 / night

£737 - £1106 / week

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from £106 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £80 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in The Three Cities

Island of Malta / The Three Cities

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Wonderful grand harbour Malta best view ever!!” Clean cool apartment with great location and view, George there for help and advice! Will definitely book again, one consideration would be to look at glass screen in bathroom a folding screen would mak
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from £95 / night

£665 / week

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from £95 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.
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from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(39) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment accommodation

County Down / Newcastle

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£400 - £700 / week

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avg. 35 minutes

from £70 / night

(52) Excellent 

12

Banavie ski apartment to rent.

Fort William / Banavie

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£320 - £600 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Krk Island / Malinska

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £42 / night

£289 - £461 / week

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from £42 / night

(19) Excellent 

24

Holiday apartment in Penzance

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely first class!” A beautiful, spotless, modern apartment in a gorgeous building with everything we could wish for for a lovely stay. Just a few minutes walk to town so the free parking space was invaluable. We could not have wished for a bette
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from £75 / night

£500 - £950 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Pyla

Larnaka City / Pyla

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Amazing place and great people” We stayed here as a family and we cannot fault it from booking to end. Apartment is huge has great balconies and feels safe. Lots of towels, bed linen and even beach toys! Maggie and George could not have been more help
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from £35 / night

£245 / week

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avg. 2 hours 36 minutes

from £35 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Fuengirola ski apartment to rent.

Fuengirola / Cerros del Aguila

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely 2 Bed Apartment in Quite Location” We stayed in this Apartment for 6 weeks and it was just great. Clean and comfortable with everything you need and very good value.Nice Patio overlooking the swimming pool with views of the local hillside. Wifi
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from £25 / night

£176 - £351 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Frigiliana with shared pool, golf nearby

Province of Malaga / Frigiliana

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £36 / night

£160 - £400 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

10

Argelliers holiday apartment rental

Herault / Argelliers

1 7 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£500 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Excellent 

17

Ski apartment to rent in Les Menuires

Saint-Martin-de-Belleville / Les Menuires

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £44 / night

£158 - £615 / week

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avg. 2 hours 40 minutes

from £44 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

3 6 7 nights min

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

from £101 / night

£702 - £878 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Route de la Plagne

Morzine / Route de la Plagne

1 6 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely little flat” Hi We have just came back from Morzine. The flat was a perfect location. 5 minutes walk to the plenty lift and all the bars and restaurant are walking distance away. We were a group of four adults, the couple had the bedroom and
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from £80 / night

£599 - £2599 / week

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(16) 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
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from £66 / night

£343 - £895 / week

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from £66 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Es Pujols holiday apartment rental

Formentera / Es Pujols

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £90 / night

£600 - £850 / week

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from £90 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Bad Goisern

Upper Austria / Bad Goisern

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £36 / night

£176 - £264 / week

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from £36 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Stresa

Lake Maggiore / Stresa

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £88 / night

£527 - £702 / week

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avg. 1 hour 49 minutes

from £88 / night

21

Corvera holiday apartment rental

Corvera / Corvera Golf and Country Club

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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avg. 1 hour 44 minutes

from £55 / night

(46) Very Good 

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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
“Great” We stayed here before last year, and will stay again, if coming to Hastings. Stunning views, gorgeous apartment, superb bathroom.and now even the garden space. The only thing garden should be kid proved as only adults can enjoy and not safe f
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from £80 / night

£450 - £575 / week

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avg. 2 hours 1 minutes

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(16) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Perth

Perth and Kinross / Perth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Peaceful Retreat in Beautiful Grounds” The apartment was excellent and Very clean A well stocked Kitchen everything you could possibly need. Wonderful maintained garden and great views. Jeannette and Colin were very friendly and accommodating and wer
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from £76 / night

£480 - £580 / week

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from £76 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Porthmeor

St Ives / Porthmeor

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic accommodation in fantastic location” 2 Clodgy View delivers everything you see on the website and more. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well decorated and very comfortable. The beds in particular! The lounge was spacious and with 4
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from £111 / night

£599 - £1300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 33 minutes

from £111 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Sao Martinho do Porto with shared pool

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very clean, well equipped, perfectly located spacious appartment” Good all round appartment, pool and location (near beach). Nice resort. Not touristy.
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from £46 / night

£320 - £770 / week

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(77) Excellent 

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Central Whitby holiday apartment rental

Whitby / Central Whitby

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment, brilliant location, will definatley book again.” Fantastic stay, the apartment was immaculate and the décor very tasteful. I took my 19 month old Daughter, and the apartment is situated just over the road from a park that is good
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from £83 / night

£352 - £750 / week

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avg. 2 hours 20 minutes

from £83 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Les Bossons ski apartment to rent.

Chamonix / Les Bossons

2 7 Min stay varies

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

from £106 / night

£483 - £1413 / week

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avg. 2 hours 25 minutes

from £106 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Westport

County Mayo / Westport

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
“Great weekend” Bertra Strand apartment is perfect for two - beautifully appointed with everything you could need. Very close to the Croagh Patrick climbing trail and a few miles to Westport . Hilary is a great host, so very pleasant and helpful. We h
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from £40 / night

£242 - £417 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

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(3) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
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from £126 / night

£878 - £3071 / week

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from £126 / night

(62) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Woolacombe Bay

Woolacombe / Woolacombe Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding.Apartment” What a lovely large apartment with everything you could need. Fabulous sea views from all 3 main rooms and great balcony too. Close to bars and restaurants and no disruption from building work. Secure parking close by and Sarah
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from £45 / night

£270 - £1430 / week

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(20) Very Good 

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Perranporth holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Perranporth

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Atlantic apartments in Perranporth” Great week away. Apartment was clean with everything that we needed. There were 5 of us - so very snug but the weather was delightful - so lots of fresh air... walks .... and ice cream thrown in for good measure !
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from £99 / night

£299 - £1334 / week

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avg. 56 minutes

from £99 / night

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Holiday apartment rental

Lake Como / Menaggio

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £395 / night

£2457 - £3422 / week

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from £395 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Saint-Laurent-du-Verdon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool

from £65 / night

£400 - £1010 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in West Linton

Borders / West Linton

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £160 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £160 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Salema

Faro District / Salema

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautifully located & furnished” We've used this apartment a number of times over the years, and whilst going elsewhere within Europe and Worldwide, aways hanker after the simplicity of Salema and this apartment: location and views cannot be bettered,
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from £53 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £53 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Vernazza

Cinque Terre / Vernazza

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £53 / night

£325 / week

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from £53 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cehegin holiday apartment rental

Murcia / Cehegin

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £22 / night

£185 - £246 / week

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from £22 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in North Berwick with golf nearby

East Lothian / North Berwick

3 6 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect home from home” This is a lovely spacious home in one of the best positions in North Berwick,walking distance from everything,amazing views from the lounge and very very cosy. We were here for a pre-Christmas break,just two nights,we were met
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from £132 / night

£660 - £740 / week

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from £132 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Cornwall / Hayle

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Lovely apartment very clean, with great facilities and perfect for dog owners if your canine is off on their holidays to! Location was perfect, close to the local friendly pub for great food and drink yet also very peaceful. Walking distance
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from £105 / night

£560 - £805 / week

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Ski apartment to rent in Bozel

Savoie / Bozel

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£504 / week

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from £72 / night

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