Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20356)

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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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Talloires

Talloires / Lake Annecy

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£965 / week

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from £70 / night

(8) Very Good 

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Sao Martinho do Porto holiday apartment rental

Alcobaca / Sao Martinho do Porto

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“cool, spacious apartment, central location” We had a great week in Sao Martinho de Porto. Apartment very spacious, and great to have the luxury of washing machine and dishwasher!! No need for us to use the aircon unit as a great breeze ran through apa  …see more

from £32 / night

£169 - £397 / week

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from £32 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Los Cristianos holiday apartment rental

Arona / Los Cristianos

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £55 / night

£350 / week

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from £55 / night

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Apartment rental in Itri

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

from £31 / night

£212 / week

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from £31 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Goring-by-Sea

Worthing / Goring-by-Sea

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Immaculate” The property is very clean, practical and In an excellent location. However the road in front gets very crowded at the weekend as cars park everywhere. Also the property has only one bathroom and not two, as described. There is a cloakr  …see more

from £96 / night

£670 - £955 / week

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from £96 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Croyde

Braunton / Croyde

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
“The pictures of The Salt Cabin looked great, but in reality it was fantastic!” The Salt Cabin had everything we needed , was extremely clean and furnished to a high standard. Lovely bedlinen. The owner was really helpful and friendly, but was not at  …see more

from £110 / night

£650 - £895 / week

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from £110 / night

(37) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Bigbury-on-Sea

Devon / Bigbury-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“If you love the ocean, this is the place for you” Burgh Island Causeway 16 was all which had been promised via the webpage and much more - simply fantastic! Such a lovely, immaculately kept and luxurious apartment with fantastic views, peaceful surr  …see more

from £125 / night

£635 - £2067 / week

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from £125 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Akyaka

Mugla Province / Akyaka

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great central location.” Great location near beach, shops and restaurants. Apartment very well equipped. Large fridge and full cooker. Owners very friendly and helpful. Very clean and spacious lounge. Two balconies.  …see more

from £30 / night

£210 / week

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from £30 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

Province of Brescia / Gargnano

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £75 / night

£490 - £770 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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North Tawton holiday apartment rental

Devon / North Tawton

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
“lovely relaxing place to stay with lovely views” Me and my partner stayed in the east wing @ historic burton hall we had a lovely time hour hosts were very friendly and very helpful which made are break away even better. The apartment had lots of spa  …see more

from £60 / night

£305 - £410 / week

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from £60 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Callander holiday apartment rental

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Callander

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £50 / night

£250 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newcastle with golf nearby

Newcastle / Bryansford

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£300 - £425 / week

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from £70 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Megève ski apartment to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Megève

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well positioned comfortable ski lodge” Ski lodge on the mountain above Megeve. Nice quality finish to this apartment from the bedroom through to the kitchen and comfy lounge. Easy walk to the free ski bus and easy ski home. Travelling as a family of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1350 / week

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from £150 / night

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Savoie / Villaroger

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £37 / night

£259 - £432 / week

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from £37 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Xlendi

Island of Gozo / Xlendi

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Getaway” We loved every minute of it! We found the flat spotlessly clean, and the owners were very nice, friendly & helpful. Situated in a very quiet area, with gorgeous views of Xlendi Bay which is situated only a few minutes away by pace. Wil  …see more

from £25 / night

£175 - £332 / week

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from £25 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Malvern Wells

Malvern Hills / Malvern Wells

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
“A great stay in a great location” We go to Malvern every year and we were not disappointed with this appartment in fact it was a fantastic appartment,the location was great,we enjoyed our short stay very much,and hope to go there again in 2017.  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Old Hunstanton

Norfolk / Old Hunstanton

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could wish for” Flat 4 was brilliant for our stay and really did have everything you could possibly need. It is a real home from home that is very warm and welcoming. Our stay was effortless and all the things thought of by the owners  …see more

from £75 / night

£520 - £630 / week

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from £75 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Savoie / Villaroger

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£345 - £690 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Stoke Fleming

Dartmouth / Stoke Fleming

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £79 / night

£553 / week

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from £79 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Hautes-Pyrenees / Cauterets

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £61 / night

£294 - £414 / week

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from £61 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in La Azohia with shared pool

La Azohia / El Pinar de San Gines

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£151 - £475 / week

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from £44 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Soldeu ski apartment to rent.

Soldeu / Soldeu Village

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay” We have just returned from a ski holiday. The apartment was beautifully decorated with everything you need inside. Perfect location to the slopes with a 5 minute walk to the ski lift. There were 6 adults and 2 children, at times it did f  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1500 / week

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from £100 / night

(23) 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
“Enjoyable stay at Pebbles” Pebbles is a clean, well-equipped apartment. It is situated in a residential area and only a 10 minute slow walk to Saundersfoot harbour and shops. The damage deposit was refunded almost immediately. We would definitely stay  …see more

from £85 / night

£399 - £855 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Village Marina

Olhao / Village Marina

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Exceeded expectations” We spent Christmas and New Year in Olhao and it suited our needs perfectly. We wanted an 'away from it all', low key Christmas and we got it. Olhao is a working fishing town, full of character and characters, with a balanced mix  …see more

from £54 / night

£375 - £651 / week

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from £54 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool, golf nearby in Hua Hin

Hua Hin / Hua Na

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic condo, attention to detail, Graet value and supper location with pool leading to the main Hua Hin beach.” Just arrive and enjoy, you wont be sorry. We spent 3 week in Ban San Deo ...... tryed to book again for next year but booked already!  …see more

from £66 / night

£305 - £390 / week

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from £66 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Gullane

East Lothian / Gullane

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful apartment with a lovely view” This is a lovely apartment in a great location close to the beach. We got a lovely warm welcome from Trish. The flat itself is comfortable with everything you need. Wifi was a bonus as was the parking. I would  …see more

from £80 / night

£480 / week

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from £80 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Lagasol

Orihuela / Lagasol

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relax in the sun” The Dream Hill property was a clean,well equipped apartment that had all one needed for a holiday.There was a spacious roof area with loungers,table,chairs and umbrella.It was very quiet and a good place to relax. There was a superma  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £220 / week

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from £25 / night

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Clara

Pyrenees-Orientales / Clara

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£347 - £625 / week

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from £52 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

County Armagh / Moira

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £75 / night

£400 - £660 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Las Playitas

Tuineje / Las Playitas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

from £55 / night

£350 - £560 / week

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from £55 / 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

£432 - £863 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Famara holiday apartment rental

Lanzarote / Famara

1 3 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect spot!” We have had the pleasure of staying at Famara Studio 3 times now and every time has been an absolute joy! We always fully appreciate the simple charms and comfort of the accommodation and the spectacular views. From the sheltered and su  …see more

from £50 / night

£340 - £375 / week

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from £50 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Broadstairs

Isle of Thanet / Broadstairs

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“IDEALLYIC” Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Viking View - the flat is absolutely lovely, the location perfect and the view - what can I say - stunning!  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £850 / week

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from £80 / night

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Sotogrande Marina holiday apartment rental

Sotogrande / Sotogrande Marina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£432 - £690 / week

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from £87 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Saltburn-by-the-Sea

North Yorkshire / Saltburn-by-the-Sea

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£300 - £562 / week

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from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Rauris

Salzburg Region / Rauris

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £82 / night

£423 - £1940 / week

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from £82 / night

(27) Excellent 

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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

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Trinita d'Agultu e Vignola / Isola Rossa

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£500 / week

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from £44 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Finikounda

Pylos-Nestor / Finikounda

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“"very relaxing and calm holiday with a beautiful view from the balcony"” I would definitely recomend it. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and always willing to talk. If we were to visit Peloponese again we would stay in that place for sure. The  …see more

from £35 / night

£242 - £518 / week

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from £35 / night

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