Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (20015)

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 rental

Dorset / Weymouth

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Car not necessary
“Fabulous” Clean and perfectly kitted out. Great property, great location, great views. If you want to walk a bit, this is for you. Not in the town centre, but a lovely coastal walk gets you there in 30 minutes and worth every minute. If you decide  …see more

from £75 / night

£375 - £625 / week

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from £75 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in South East England

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
“Location, Location, Location.” If you are looking for a place in Ramsgate with a great location, then look no further. The view from the living room is worth the price alone. Lovely building with a frontage on to a small park, and views of the town a  …see more

from £46 / night

£320 - £380 / week

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from £46 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Teuillac

Gironde / Teuillac

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
The Chai apartment is totally self-contained and is situated within our b&b. It was originally the old wine store and still has the old stone walls and double height ceilings renovated into a charming place to spend your holiday.It has a king size bed with showe  …see more

from £68 / night

£416 / week

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(18) Excellent 

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North East Italy holiday apartment rental

Province of Trento / Riva Del Garda

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“The perfect family apartment, magnificently situated in a beautiful town” Our young family and extended family had a great time in Riva. After travelling with young children (2,4 & 6) for a couple of weeks around the USA, arriving in Italy without sl  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1400 / week

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from £120 / night

(11) Very Good 

40

Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Sheringham

Norfolk / Sheringham

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Great location” Good location and great views of the sea. Sheringham little theatre well worth a visit. Didnt find any good restautaurants so gave up and went tp sainsburys. Cromer very good and beaches to the west vast. Great birdwatching area. Blick  …see more

from £80 / night

£355 - £560 / week

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from £80 / 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

(28) Excellent 

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West Country holiday apartment rental

Ilfracombe / Ilfracombe Harbour

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Illfracombe's 4 star secret” After having a stressfull few months since my husbands stroke, we had an all too short stay (4 nights), in this wonderful apartment. I am a very fussy "renter" - the first impression for me is the smell of a rental. The sm  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £75 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Peebles

Borders / Peebles

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out. We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £80 / night

(11) Very Good 

11

Holiday apartment in Northern England

Lake District / Ambleside

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Church View is a captivating Period Lakeland hideaway located in the centre of Ambleside, which itself is in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The bathroom incorporates Jacuzzi bath with mood lighting.Rated as 4 star by Visit Britain  …see more

from £80 / night

£425 / week

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from £80 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Llanfaethlu

Anglesey / Llanfaethlu

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
“Wonderfully peaceful break!” A short 3 night break at this wonderful property lived up to all my expectations. A beautiful setting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with not one, but two beaches just minutes walk away. I was welcomed by  …see more

from £65 / night

£230 - £499 / week

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from £65 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Marseillan

Herault / Marseillan

1 2 4 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful” Beautifully fitted apartment in a perfect location right on the quay within staggering distance of some great restaurants. We had an excellent off season week in warm Mediterranean sunshine getting to know this lovely part of France. Will  …see more

from £50 / night

£400 - £550 / week

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from £50 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cala Llonga

Ibiza / Cala Llonga

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment, great view” A well equipped and comfortable apartment. The complex has a great number of amenities on site and is in a resort that is convenient for getting anywhere on the island within 45mins, give or take....it is well worthwhile g  …see more

from £36 / night

£246 - £510 / week

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from £36 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

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

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Badachro

Gairloch / Badachro

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent” Would just say that we could hear noise from upstairs from time to time. Also wifi wasn't too good. Only worked in certain parts of the flat and was intermittent.  …see more

from £60 / night

£400 - £470 / week

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from £60 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Solden ski apartment to rent.

Tirol / Solden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Excellent family Christmas in Zwieselstein” Travelled to Zwieselstein for 12 days over Christmas 2011. Have never spent Christmas away from home before, and we were not dissapointed. The apartment was spacious and well appointed. The view of the villa  …see more

from £110 / night

£680 - £1300 / week

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from £110 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated. Haus Arve is in a great lo  …see more

from £121 / night

£841 - £2942 / week

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from £121 / night

(29) Excellent 

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St. Paul's Bay holiday apartment rental

Island of Malta / St. Paul's Bay

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment with great views” We stayed here for 5 nights at the being of July, the block of apartments was extremely quiet and we had the pool to ourselves the entire time. We were greeted by James, who is extremely helpful and friendly and he pr  …see more

from £85 / night

£589 / week

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(4) Average 

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Holiday apartment in West Coker

Yeovil / West Coker

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
in the heart of the village west Coker, short flat walk to 3/4 eateries, oldie world pub (around 400 hundred years old)just a few miles from main town with swimming pool, bowling ally, multiplex cinema, etc  …see more

from £55 / night

£330 / week

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from £55 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kilchattan Bay

Isle of Bute / Kilchattan Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Sea view. Garden. Island location. Fully refurbished property.  …see more

from £60 / night

£360 - £470 / week

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from £60 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Rossnowlagh holiday apartment rental

County Donegal / Rossnowlagh

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Ask about pets
Self catering for two in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal with stunning view and close to beach, restaurants and bar. Ideal for surf, fishing or walking break or for simply relaxing.The lodge is non-smoking and damage deposit will be forfeited if traces of smoking are evident.  …see more

from £43 / night

£227 - £278 / week

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from £43 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with swimming pool in Plaka

Naxos / Plaka

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This exclusive and contemporary apartment and separate studio are situated in a spectacular location,with stunning views of the Aegean and the neighbouring island of Paros. Exceptional pool and comprehensively equipped outdoor kitchen,with BBQ and choices of comfortable  …see more

from £127 / night

£883 - £1824 / week

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from £127 / night

(36) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Puffin Hollow provides the perfect environment for a relaxing break.” Puffin Hollow is a quaint cottage, cleverly and tastefully modernised with real thoughtfulness. The decor reflects the location - lovely coastal walks and living right on the harbo  …see more

from £80 / night

£415 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(39) Excellent 

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South East England holiday apartment rental

Hastings / St Leonards on Sea

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Home from home.” This apartment was so comfy, it had everything you could possibly need. The weather was sub zero, but the apartment was warm and cosy, we spent much more time indoors because of this. There was a multitude of DVD's for all the family,  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £90 / night

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Baden-Württemberg / Zaberfeld

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

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from £22 / night

£148 / week

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from £22 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Le Grazie

Porto Venere / Le Grazie

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Sunrise Home dispone di TV con digitale terrestre,Forno ,lavatrice,wifi connection .Nella Sunrise Home fin dall arrivo sarete avvolti da una piacevole sensazione di benvenuto.  …see more

from £72 / night

£412 / week

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from £72 / night

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State of Bahia / Ilheus

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

 …see more

from £63 / night

£355 - £591 / week

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from £63 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Kolbnitz

Carinthia / Kolbnitz

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Excellant place Home from Home with views” This was my first stay in an apartment and it was excellent. It was well furnished and stocked we wanted for nothing. The owners provided everything you could need even provisions for first meal and breakfast  …see more

from £66 / night

£459 - £765 / week

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from £66 / night

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Province of Brescia / Ponte di Legno

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £43 / night

£1261 - £1290 / week

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from £43 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

South Yorkshire / Barnsley

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 136 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Perfect stop-off point” This apartment was perfect for our needs. Lovely to find two singles rather than the usual twin - son/daughter understandably reluctant to share now they are older. Apartment was beautifully clean and had everything we needed  …see more

from £65 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Cavelossim

Cavelossim / Mobor

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
WHISPERING PALMS- Our Modern and luxurious Apartment is most perfectly located a mere 600 meters from the quiet and unspoilt beach of of Zalor-Varca. The Swimming Pool, Indoor Entertainment options such as books, DVDs etc are all available for your use.Every detail in t  …see more

from £40 / night

£255 - £410 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wootton Bridge

Wootton Bridge / Fishbourne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Modern, well-equipped, purpose-built apartment.Fantastic superking fourposter bed in main bedroom.Free broadband WiFi.Convenient for Ryde and NewportNear car ferry terminals at Fishbourne (1 mile) and East Cowes (3 miles)Sleeps six without having to use a sofa-bed in th  …see more

from £66 / night

£275 - £875 / week

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from £66 / night

(19) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment rental

Carvoeiro / Monte Dourado

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, well presented apartment in a lovely resort.” The apartment has 2 large bedrooms, a lovely big lounge and a balcony that you can just about see the see from! There are lots of pools to choose from and we would wander down at 10 or 11am and h  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £700 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Hawkchurch

Devon / Hawkchurch

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Private garden
A beautifully finished apartment overlooking ponds and woods with stunning views of the Devon countryside. Fully carpeted sitting room and bedroom, king size bed,2 televisions, wood burning stove, fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £75 / 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 £51 / night

£311 - £698 / week

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from £51 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Glasgow

Scotland / Glasgow

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Our serviced apartment rental in Glasgow South Side (near East Kilbride), is a spacious and luxurious 2 bed, 3 bath (2 en-suite) apartment with a walk in wardrobe to the master bedroom. There is a comfortable lounge/diner with two modern and comfortable 2 seater sofas,  …see more

from £100 / night

£650 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bowness-on-Windermere holiday apartment rental

Lake District / Bowness-on-Windermere

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect Getaway” Fantastic apartment, everything you could possibly need and some. What a place to come back to after a day's walking, and having the opportunity to sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine watching the sunset. Doesn't get much bett  …see more

from £100 / night

£475 - £1022 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Upper Palatinate / Rieden

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £51 / night

£589 - £942 / week

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from £51 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bamford

Hope Valley / Bamford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“ladybower lovely” yep lovely time always had at ladybower. Weve had a few weekends there but could easily spend a full holiday theres so much to do in the area. Our kids are still young so chatsworth always an appeal. Equally fun had at castleton c  …see more

from £59 / night

£430 - £699 / week

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from £59 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with shared pool in Nerja

Nerja / Oasis de Capistrano

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent and well equipped appartment with super friendly hosts” The appartment is very well equipped, we mised nothing for our comfort. The children loved to play in the garden and the pools. Our hosts were very helpful and so hospitable.  …see more

from £38 / night

£244 - £547 / week

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from £38 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Waedenswil

Canton of Zurich / Waedenswil

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
The apartment is suitable for 4 people and consists of a living room, one large bedroom and one smaller bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. It is tastefully furnished, color TV, bed linen and towels are provided. A sunny terrace, garden with BBQ, free parking, free Internet  …see more

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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from £71 / night