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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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Valle d'Aosta / Antagnod

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

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from £117 / night

£815 / week

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from £117 / night

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La Marina - Javea Playa apartment sleeps 4

Javea / Javea Playa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
2 bedroom top floor apartment for 4 people, only a 5 minute walk to the sandy beach of Javea in a beautiful complex with pool and WIFI.Perfect for beach holidays, the apartment is divided into 2 floors. The ground floor has a double bedroom and a bathroom, an open-plan  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 - £802 / week

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from £39 / night

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Salzburg Region / Russbach am Pass Gschutt

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £95 / night

£664 - £966 / week

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from £95 / night

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2 Bedroom Apartment La Chapelle d Abondance - La Chapelle-D'Abondance apartment sleeps 6

Abondance / La Chapelle-D'Abondance

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
This is a brand new two bedroom apartment on the first floor, in a chalet of just seven apartments, built in the traditional Savoyard style. The apartment has under floor heating throughout and a 23 metre balcony with magnificent views looking south to the local ski sl  …see more

from £61 / night

£425 - £1195 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Maisonette nr Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk & Perth - Alva apartment sleeps 4

Clackmannanshire / Alva

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
Two bed maisonette in the centre of Alva, at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Alva has lots of walks, Cycle paths and has a very popular golf course. There is skiing available nearby, as well as a number of tourist attractions - you can see Stirling Castle from the front  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Krk Island / Malinska

2 4 Min stay varies

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

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from £49 / night

£338 - £556 / week

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from £49 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Buckshaw Home - Buckshaw Village apartment sleeps 4

Chorley / Buckshaw Village

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 46 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Don't stay in a hotel! Come and stay at our luxury apartment on the popular development of Buckshaw Village. It is so handy for almost everything!! The Buckshaw apartment is a luxury home away from home. It's ideal for corporate short or long term lets, great for visi  …see more

from £120 / night

£504 - £588 / week

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from £120 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Fairlight - St Margaret's at Cliffe apartment sleeps 4

Dover / St Margaret's at Cliffe

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
2 bedroom apartment situated on a quiet footpath in the heart of White Cliffs country. Lovely walks on your doorstep to discover unspoilt areas of Kent. Ideal base for trips to France. Easy reach of Dover, Deal, Canterbury etc, by bus. 10 minute downhill walk to bay.Gol  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £695 / week

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from £65 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Casa la Rocca - Vallelarga apartment sleeps 4

Sulmona / Vallelarga

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Casa La Rocca is a lovely reconstructed farmhouse standing at the southern end of the Sulmona valley. The house and attached apartment are set within quiet fields, orchards and vineyards and enjoy tremendous views in all directions of the surrounding mountains and natio  …see more

from £50 / night

£300 - £328 / week

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from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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La Condesa - Vueltas apartment sleeps 2

Valle Gran Rey / Vueltas

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Valle Gran Rey, in the South West of the island, offers something for everyone – a lively port and fishing village, it has several fine black sand and pebble beaches, a good selection of bars, shops and restaurants and with its tracks and trails it is heaven for walke  …see more

from £39 / night

£272 - £302 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Very Good 

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In the heart of the Alps, comfy and inexpensiv - Le Bourg-d'Oisans apartment sleeps 6

Isere / Le Bourg-d'Oisans

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
With a possibility of hosting 6 people, this very clean flat is only five minutes away from down town (walking). Enjoy a nice terrace in a calm area with a community garden. You can park you car in a private garage with your own entrance. 2 mns away from the bus statio  …see more

from £76 / night

£532 / week

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from £76 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

River Roya apartment - Airole apartment sleeps 4

Province of Imperia / Airole

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
An attractive apartment with a large kitchen diner finished to a high standard with marble worktops. Well equipped Kitchen with spacious fridge freezer, Dishwasher, oven and hob. Bathroom with bath/shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Lounge with double bed sofa, and two s  …see more

from £78 / night

£561 / week

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from £78 / night

(7) Very Good 

16

St Wolfgang Duplex Apartment - St. Wolfgang apartment sleeps 6

Upper Austria / St. Wolfgang

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Luxury three double bedroom duplex apartment in the centre of picturesque St Wolfgang, just off the main square, with outside space and a balcony. Large, modern kitchen with brand new appliances, including dishwasher. Dining area comfortably seats six. Separate utili  …see more

from £140 / night

£980 - £1680 / week

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from £140 / night

(8) Excellent 

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The Apartment, St. Ives - Porthminster apartment sleeps 4

St Ives / Porthminster

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
The Apartment sits in Primrose Valley, a seemingly private stretch of Victorian villas that rises above Porthminster Beach to overlook St. Ives harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. The accommodation was planned with discerning guests in mind. Originally part of a Victorian  …see more

from £150 / night

£595 - £1680 / week

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from £150 / night

10

Suite @ puerto de compostela - O Freixo apartment sleeps 4

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
A modern apartment in a recently converted Galician barn located near the fishing village of O'Freixo on the beautiful fjord Ria Muros y Noia in the Rias Baixas region of coastal Galicia, 20km from the medieval town of Noia (known as Little Compostela) 25km from Mu  …see more

from £48 / night

£332 / week

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from £48 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Trento / Comano Terme

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £48 / night

£328 - £388 / week

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from £48 / night

9

Telford Corporate/ Holiday Let Madeley/Ironbridge - Telford apartment sleeps 2

Shropshire / Telford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
The apartment is situated in Madeley High Street ( Ten minutes drive to Ironbridge) but at the rear of the building which is a different world overlooking gardens and treetops. This apartment is perfect for a short term Corporate Let or for a holiday break. The apart  …see more

from £65 / night

£280 / week

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from £65 / night

(12) Very Good 

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DISNEYLAND PARIS, QUIET APARTMENT 668 ft2 (62m2) - Chessy apartment sleeps 6

Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
668 ft2 (62M2) APARTMENT HOUSE, 9 MIN FROM DISNEYLAND PARIS, CHESSY AND 30 MINUTES FROM PARISRelaxing holidayOther tourist region: Disneyland Paris and ParisIn Coupvray City, facing a small stream and a laundry classified apartment in town house of 62 m2 with 1 independ  …see more

from £49 / night

£337 - £647 / week

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from £49 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Apartment near to Zürich - Waedenswil apartment sleeps 4

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 £73 / night

£509 / week

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from £73 / night

(59) Excellent 

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Rhodewood Apartment - Saundersfoot apartment sleeps 4

Pembrokeshire / Saundersfoot

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
This is a modern ground floor apartment ( Condo) and has 2 bedrooms with a fitted kitchen. The lounge / diner has French doors which open out onto a small decked area. Sleeps 4 people comfortably. We pride ourselves on offering quality accommodation and a friendly eff  …see more

from £54 / night

£380 - £830 / week

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from £54 / night

17

Roobies barn - Fiddington apartment sleeps 2

Somerset / Fiddington

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
A choice of two large studio apartments (top and bottom floor) in a newly converted barn with own front doors. Kitchenette which includes fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, ironing board and sink. Sofa, TV and broadband. Dining for two. Double bed, sofa and coffee tabl  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 / week

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from £75 / night

(38) Excellent 

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West St Leonards Apartment - St Leonards on Sea apartment sleeps 5

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
Welcome to West St Leonards Apartment our wonderful and spacious Victorian property. The self catering accommodation is generously spaced out over 2 floors with its own private access. The apartment comprises of two king size bedrooms,large family bathroom,fully equip  …see more

from £90 / night

£550 - £680 / week

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from £90 / night

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2 Bed 2 Bath, garden view Apt 2C - Buckleys Heights apartment sleeps 6

All Saints / Buckleys Heights

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
The Buckleys Country Club has its own distinctive flavour that will exceed your expectations and transform your moments on the island into everlasting memories. Land, water, wind and sun in perfect harmony as nature intended will greet you daily. Indulge yourself and d  …see more

from £55 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Hinterthal Austria 3.2 - Hinterthal apartment sleeps 6

Salzburg Region / Hinterthal

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
This 3 bedroom, apartment is situated in the beautiful village of Hinterthal, in the Austrian Alps. The apartment is set up perfectly for a family or friends wanting to go on vacation.The main apartment includes a Master suite with en suite bathroom, which includes a sh  …see more

from £148 / night

£949 - £3233 / week

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from £148 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Samhach Holiday Apartment - Loch Ness apartment sleeps 4

Scottish Highlands / Loch Ness

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Whether you are looking for time on your own, a romantic getaway, a week-end away or a family holiday Samhach is the perfect Holiday Let for you. Samhach has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence for 2015, we are one of the first holiday lets to achiev  …see more

from £55 / night

£275 - £467 / week

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from £55 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Wynnstay - Barmouth apartment sleeps 2

Gwynedd / Barmouth

2 2 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
One of two luxury renovated apartments that make a perfect base for touring Snowdonia and enjoying the many stunning local walks and beautiful blue flag beaches.Centrally situated with all amenities close by, just a few paces to an array of restaurants, harbourside cafe  …see more

from £115 / night

£500 / week

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from £115 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Eyreton - Castletown - Isle of Man apartment sleeps 4

Isle of Man / Castletown, Isle of Man

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
Awarded a 4 star with Gold Accolade rating by the Isle of Man Tourist Board. Modern 2 bedroom Apartment situated in the village of Colby. Excellent location with panoramic views across the countryside to the sea. Only a minutes walk from the village pub. The Souther  …see more

from £90 / night

£570 - £870 / week

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from £90 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Gravedona / Germasino

2 6 3 nights min

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

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from £69 / night

£483 - £544 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Excellent 

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SEAVIEW - Sovereign Harbour South apartment sleeps 4

Eastbourne / Sovereign Harbour South

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
With sea views from every window, this apartment is light and airy with a modern feel. You'll be a stones throw from the beach, with Pevensey and Eastbourne easily within walking distance along the promenade! Sovereign Harbour with its many shops, bars and restaura  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Beautiful Condo in Canmore - Harvie Heights apartment sleeps 6

Banff National Park / Harvie Heights

2 6 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The condo is in a quiet area 2km outside Canmore. There is so much to do in the area hiking, biking, golfing, skiing, dog sledding, and so much more. Not to mention the amazing restaurants and breath taking views on the area. Our condo comes fully equiped and furnished,  …see more

from £56 / night

£363 / week

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from £56 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Lower Saxony / Aurich

2 4 3 nights min

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

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from £69 / night

£483 - £604 / week

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from £69 / night

(4) Very Good 

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The Quay Balcony - Poole Quay apartment sleeps 4

Poole / Poole Quay

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
VisitBritain 4* Gold Award achieved - June 2010 and May 2011 and November 2012! A fabulous front line apartment located in the prestigious Dolphin Quays development on Poole Quay on the second floor benefitting from a large balcony area. This is a luxurious 2 bedroom, 2  …see more

from £95 / night

£660 - £1200 / week

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from £95 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Borgo Borghese - Taormina apartment sleeps 4

Province of Messina / Taormina

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.6 km
  • Child friendly
"Borgo Borghese" guest house is located in Sant 'Alessio Siculo in the beautiful Val d' Agro just 10 km from Taormina. We are in the countryside at 600 m from the sea. Inside the property there are two buildings, one is the main house where the owner  …see more

from £48 / night

£324 - £388 / week

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from £48 / night

(4) Excellent 

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St Andrews Self Catering Holiday Let - St Michaels apartment sleeps 5

St Andrews / St Michaels

3 5 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
Bright spacious family flat with two larger bedrooms, 1 en-suite and a single bedroom.Large sitting and dining area looking on to private garden. Dining also available on the patio for those beautiful summer evenings. Three minute walk from central St Andrews.Self cate  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £1435 / week

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from £90 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Morbihan / Penestin

1 3 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £39 / night

£242 - £358 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Canton of Bern / Horboden

1 4 7 nights min

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

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from £48 / night

£334 - £500 / week

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from £48 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Llety Maes FFynnon - Ruthin apartment sleeps 5

Denbighshire / Ruthin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
A well equipped lakeside apartment set in award winning parkland only a few minutes walk from the town square of Ruthin. This Welsh market town steeped in history, set in the vale of Clwyd, is the perfect location to explore all that North Wales has to offer. As relaxin  …see more

from £60 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £60 / night

(94) Excellent 

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ALPHAVEN Apartment C Breathtaking Panoramic Views - Engelberg apartment sleeps 8

Canton of Obwalden / Engelberg

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
APARTMENT C (90 Square Metres) is on the top floor and is luxuriously appointed. 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Balconies ensure sun all day long and the views are breathtaking. Facilities: Finnish Sauna, Laundry room, Ski Room, Covered Parking. The views are simply stunning, a 2  …see more

from £158 / night

£1103 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Cuneo / Ormea

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £61 / night

£328 / week

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from £61 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday Flat Lake of Constance - Radolfzell am Bodensee apartment sleeps 4

Baden-Württemberg / Radolfzell am Bodensee

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Ferien in RuheEinen Kilometer vom Unterseeufer entfernt, am nordwestlichen Stadtrand von Radolfzell mit freiem Blick aus dem 2. OG/DG – das bietet Ihnen diese 3-Zimmer-Wohnung mit 65 qm Wohnfläche.Sie wurde Anfang 2014 renoviert und vollständig neu eingerichtet. Ei  …see more

from £74 / night

£423 - £604 / week

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from £74 / night

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