Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20415)

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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Apartment accommodation in Bennettsbridge

Kilkenny / Bennettsbridge

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Original stable converted into a cozy double bedroom apartment with everything you need. TV, WiFi, stove, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron, bathroom with electric shower, dishwasher, fridge. Outdoor area with garden furniture. Comes complete with fully equipp  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Newquay / Central Newquay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
Wow factor location, Great views a short walk will take you to any one of Newquay's fabulous beaches, the harbour, the headland or Golf course. If you want to relax and unwind the Penthouse is an ideal choice. Suitable for families + children or couples.Free car  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £1700 / week

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from £100 / night

(16) 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 £51 / night

£356 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Exceeded expectations!” Clean. comfortable and close to town. Quality furniture and furnishings. Thoughtfully equipped. Returned home today and want to go back now!  …see more

from £60 / night

£299 - £429 / week

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from £60 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Morfa Nefyn

Gwynedd / Morfa Nefyn

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding holiday apartment” Very easy and professional booking service with a personal touch. A very spacious and comfortable apartment which was superbly and thoughtfully equipped with a high quality finish. Location could not have been better  …see more

from £58 / night

£400 - £830 / week

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from £58 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Pyrenees-Orientales / Collioure

1 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £52 / night

£317 - £710 / week

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from £52 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

English Riviera / Brixham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
No expense has been spared on the refurbishment and furnishing of this spectacular modern apartment.  …see more

from £102 / night

£435 - £1050 / week

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from £102 / night

9

Isle of Eriskay holiday apartment rental

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

(22) Excellent 

23

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
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Delightful,superbly equipped,extremely relaxing,super location.” Pebbles was better than described, brilliant facilities, really comfortable and welcoming.Felt instantly relaxed and at home, helped by the thoughtfulness of the owners,with whom commun  …see more

from £80 / night

£399 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Northeast Aegean Islands / Thásos

1 5 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £39 / night

£267 / week

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from £39 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski apartment to rent in Chamonix

Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Studio E is ideally located in a central part of Chamonix, just a few minutes walk away from all the local amenities; bakeries, supermarkets, ski hire shops, clothing shops, restaurants and bars. The town's main bus stop, where free busses will take you to all of the lo  …see more

from £28 / night

£178 - £665 / week

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from £28 / night

(79) Excellent 

20

Holiday apartment in South East England

New Forest / Fordingbridge

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 33 km
“Perfect weekend for some R&R!” My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely stay at Greenbanks whilst celebrating my birthday. As soon as we got there we were greeted with a warm welcome from Carol, she showed us around the apartment which was  …see more

from £75 / night

£480 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Very Good 

19

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Castlerock

County Londonderry / Castlerock

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb place for a quiet & peaceful getaway” We found the holiday home with ease as the roads are all very well sign posted so we arrived in plenty of time to enjoy our first day. The appt is spacious clean and well equipped with everything you need  …see more

from £80 / night

£490 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(5) Excellent 

19

Holiday apartment rental

East Lothian / North Berwick

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect house and location” Great house for a large group. Plenty of space for 10 adults and the view is amazing. Very well equipped for self catering. Beds are flexible and very comfortable. Would highly recommend the house.  …see more

from £200 / night

£900 - £1500 / week

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from £200 / night

(4) Excellent 

26

Holiday apartment in Leicestershire and Rutland

Rutland / Barrowden, Rutland

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Elegant, Tranquil, Escape.” Our only problem was we booked only the two nights, three or four would have been much better. My wife has MS, so the lift was very useful. The blurb does say it's not accessible to the disabled, and there are steps in to t  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £800 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Fort Augustus

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic apartment in a stunning location” We were met upon our arrival by the caretaker and he very kindly provided a tour of the resort facilities and the apartment itself. The apartment is exceptionally well appointed and more than lived up to ou  …see more

from £145 / night

£480 - £1343 / week

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from £145 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Las Playitas

Tuineje / Las Playitas

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
This fully kitted home is suitable for individuals, couples or families looking for a healthy and peacful vacation on the unspoilt and beautiful island of Fuerteventura. The average year long temperature of 25 degrees means that good weather is (almost) guaranteed throu  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £560 / week

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from £60 / night

(62) Excellent 

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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
“Excellent accomadation” Great location, spotless and really comfortable, ideal for weekend breaks, really friendly owners and excellent value for money, will definitely re visit  …see more

from £54 / night

£380 - £830 / week

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from £54 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Caromb holiday apartment rental

Vaucluse / Caromb

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Great accommodation, in a great area, with great hosts,” Lovely historic accommodation in charming village. The apartments are spacious and had exactly what we needed. Highly recommended. The hosts were very welcoming and went beyond the norm to be ho  …see more

from £115 / night

£795 - £979 / week

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from £115 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Narin-Portnoo

County Donegal / Narin-Portnoo

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“great apartment in beautiful Portnoo” Would highly recommend this apartment we travelled with 3 kids & they loved it. Apartment has all the mod cons you need, this is our second year here & kids are already talking about next year. The beach is a s  …see more

from £51 / night

£339 - £441 / week

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from £51 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

West Country holiday apartment rental

Looe / West Looe

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Car not necessary
“Superb Apartment” On arrival we found the Apartment immaculately clean and the furnishings were of a very high quality. The view from the terrace of Looe Harbour was outstanding. We had a very comfortable stay and would highly recommend this Apartment  …see more

from £85 / night

£350 - £645 / week

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from £85 / night

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Ski apartment to rent in Vaujany

Isere / Vaujany

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The penthouse apartment is situated at the Galerie Marchande which is in the upper part of the village of Vaujany.The apartment has a very spacious feel to it with very high ceilings in the living area. It has four bedrooms with two bathrooms. The bedrooms comprise  …see more

from £93 / night

£650 - £1060 / week

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from £93 / night

(22) Excellent 

23

Lossiemouth holiday apartment rental

Moray / Lossiemouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous apartment, a home from home you won't want to leave.” A beautifully decorated and well-furnished modern apartment providing everything you could need. Excellent correspondence with the owner throughout and a very warm welcome on arrival - an  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West Country

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  …see more

from £99 / night

£499 - £1300 / week

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from £99 / night

(32) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Litton

Peak District National Park / Litton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent quaint base for a peak district break” When you arrive at a location to a spotless warm flat to tea bags fresh milk and chocolate biscuits - you know you are in for a treat. An open planned lounge/kitchen with a bedroom big enough for your b  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £400 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Les Carroz-d'Araches

Grand Massif / Les Carroz-d'Araches

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great location,views and very comfortable” We stayed here for 10 days in June. There were stunning views from both the balcony off the living room (frequented by me,a bottle of red and a book) and main bedroom both scenic and of the town below. Ther  …see more

from £87 / night

£605 - £1400 / week

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from £87 / night

(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  …see more

from £58 / night

£390 - £580 / week

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from £58 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Saint Philip

Saint Phillip Parish / Saint Philip

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
Relax arter a day of sun in your spacious apartment: 2 air conditioned bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining area. Spacious bathroom. Catch a glimpse of the aqua ocean and surrounding countryside on the breezy patio. Entire apartment open to guest  …see more

from £76 / night

£528 / week

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from £76 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Flaine ski apartment to rent.

Grand Massif / Flaine

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Family friendly, ski in ski out property,Panoramic views from apartment.Great condition built in 2008Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Fitness room and steam roomFREE Underground car parkFREE WI FIFREE shuttle bus in eveningsEasy drive from GenevaSecure ski lockerOn our other sit  …see more

from £122 / night

£850 - £1500 / week

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from £122 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Teuillac holiday apartment rental

Gironde / Teuillac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
The loft apartment is on the first floor with it's own entrance from the garden. It has a bedroom with en-suite shower room and views over the swimming pool. There is a large open plan lounge, fully equipped kitchen/ dining area. The whole apartment is very br  …see more

from £68 / night

£420 / week

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from £68 / 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
“Lovely stay - good snow, great food, even better bars!” After narrowing down the options to choosing between Andorra and the more traditional ski area of the 'Three Valleys', I was delighted and equally surprised by all that Andorra has to offer. The  …see more

from £180 / night

£700 - £1250 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Haute-Savoie / Chamonix

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £51 / night

£339 - £594 / week

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from £51 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in West Country with golf nearby

Newquay / Pentire

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
Sea viewsAllocated parking spaceVisitor Parking3 bedrooms2 bathroomsPentireRiver GannelFistral BeachThis is a beautiful apartment in a superb location.  …see more

from £165 / night

£825 - £1500 / week

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from £165 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sant'Ilario dello Ionio with shared pool

Province of Reggio Calabria / Sant'Ilario dello Ionio

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The airports of Lamezia and Reggio Calabria are approximately 90 minutes away.  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Minorca / Es Grau

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Apartment sleeping four.Close to beach in village only six kilometres from Mahon,and twenty minutes from airport.Arrivals after 3pm,and departures by 10am, unless otherwise agreed.  …see more

from £82 / night

£574 - £665 / week

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from £82 / night

(2) Average 

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Finse ski apartment to rent.

Ulvik Municipality / Finse

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Steinboligen is located at Finse, a famous winter resort for mountain skiing and walking - 1.222 meters above sea level on the Bergen- Oslo railway. Only accessible by rail, foot or bike - no cars. These days it is also quite popular to go biking along the old Navvy roa  …see more

from £170 / night

£933 - £1102 / week

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from £170 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Sant Miquel de Fluvia with swimming pool

Province of Girona / Sant Miquel de Fluvia

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Large house with 5 double bedrooms, 2 kitchens and 3 bathrooms, private garden with swimming pool and barbecue, in a beautiful natural environment, only 10 minutes from the beach, Costa Brava, railway station in the village, great for hiking and cycling  …see more

from £94 / night

£593 - £1484 / week

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from £94 / night

(32) 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

(4) Excellent 

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Neo Chorion holiday apartment rental

Paphos District / Neo Chorion

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
This spacious apartment has two large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and air conditioning units.The master bedroom at the front of the apartment has a king size double bed with bedside tablesThe second bedroom at the rear of the apartment has two large single be  …see more

from £30 / night

£175 - £245 / week

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from £30 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Croyde holiday apartment rental

Braunton / Croyde

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely, well appointed flat close to the beach” We have just come back from a lovely stay in Croyde at 4 Point view. The flat is very well appointed, clean and has everything you could need for your stay. We had a toddler with us and felt the flat was  …see more

from £150 / night

£670 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / night

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