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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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(9) Very Good 

26

Sarlat-la-Canéda / Vitrac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £87 / night

£783 / week

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from £87 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £131 / night

£540 - £600 / week

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from £131 / night

(4) Very Good 

24

Maison Melrose - Vouvray cave house sleeps 6

Loire Valley / Vouvray

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This charming cottage is located in the French Touraine region surrounded by historic Middle-Age and Renaissance castles and world-renowned wineries. The house has 3 double rooms and can be rented throughout the year for 2, 4 or 6 people. A minimum of 2 nights is requir  …see more

from £174 / night

£957 - £1131 / week

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from £174 / night

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(1) Excellent 

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Italian Riviera / Bonassola

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £66 / night

£392 - £670 / week

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from £66 / night

(5) Excellent 

23

Holiday Cave House in Freila - Cueva Blanca - - Freila cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Freila

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
This is a partial cave house with 2 bedrooms an additional bedroom can be made in the dining room if more than four people wish to stay , This will incur an additional charge of £5 per person per night. The kitchen bathroom and dining room are located in the front of t  …see more

from £29 / night

£195 / week

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from £29 / night

(2) Very Good 

12

Maine et Loire / Le Puy-Notre-Dame

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£270 - £300 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Orce: Cueva Don Pablo, an unforgettable holiday - Orce cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Cueva Don Pablo is situated high up on the outskirts of Orce but offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the village, the woods, the valley and the mountains beyond. The house is fully furnished and is self-catering. If you are looking for an original rental, away from  …see more

from £105 / night

£627 / week

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from £105 / night

17

Beautifully restored cave house in Castillejar - Castillejar cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Castillejar

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natural insul  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 / week

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from £50 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Would you like to be our guest ? - Urgup cave house sleeps 3

Cappadocia / Urgup

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets
Available is our seperate guest room next to our main house. Here you will share with the Ozcan family the courtyard, kitchen and dining room. You will be left alone as we understand your need to privacy. At the same time you are free to share time with us and exper  …see more

from £35 / night

£218 / week

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from £35 / night

(4) Excellent 

41

CaveHouse with pool & private tennis court - La Canalosa cave house sleeps 8

El Fondó de les Neus / La Canalosa

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This huge Cavehouse has all the comforts of home. It is spacious, light and airy and sleeps up to 8 people in 4 separate bedrooms. Set amongst acres of almond groves this enormous cave house offers a unique holiday opportunity for those who wish to relax in peaceful co  …see more

from £80 / night

£550 - £775 / week

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from £80 / night

(7) Very Good 

24

Cavehouse Chymeyn. In Galera - Galera cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Galera

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
A beautiful cavehouse in Andalucia, Spain. stunning position overlooking the historical village of Galera . The overall name given to this tourist region is The Altiplano also known as the Spanish Lake District due to the numerous lakes, natural parks and stunning sce  …see more

from £33 / night

£190 - £288 / week

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from £33 / night

(70) Excellent 

24

Cueva Peralta - Cortes de Baza cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Cortes de Baza

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 99 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The cave house sits just outside the village of Cortes de Baza, it is approx 5-10 minute walk into the village. It has been awarded the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor It has two double bedrooms one en-suite, an extra two beds can be accommodated in th  …see more

from £30 / night

£150 - £280 / week

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from £30 / night

19

Santorini / Oia

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning

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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

LA CUEVA DEL GRANADO - Monachil cave house sleeps 4

Sierra Nevada National Park / Monachil

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
Completely renovated rustic village cavehouse. South orientated, sun all day long, adjacent to the mountain. Ideally situated in the heart of the village Monachil, but at the same time in a tranquil area. One bedroom with double bed, living room with sofa that is two p  …see more

from £44 / night

£305 / week

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from £44 / night

6

cave loft house - Ischia di Castro cave house sleeps 3

Province of Viterbo / Ischia di Castro

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
loft interamente ristrutturato con prodotti biologici, pubblicato su riviste specializzate, arredato in modo natural vintage, bellissimo panorama , zona archeologica, situato nel borgo medioevale di ischia di castro.dista 15 km dal mare di montalto di castro, 5 km dal l  …see more

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(23) Excellent 

23

San Vito lo Capo / Macari

2 8 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £61 / night

£392 / week

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from £61 / night

(4) Very Good 

34

Traditional cave house for 5p - Exo Gonia cave house sleeps 5

Santorini / Exo Gonia

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
A traditional cave house with 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom) in the traditional village of Vothonas. The village is situated in the centre of the island about 3 klm from the nearest beach, 2 klm from the airport / 8 klm from the port and 4 klm from the capital of the Isl  …see more

from £83 / night

£579 / week

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from £83 / night

(17) Excellent 

20

Casa Cueva La Piedra - Orce cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Casa Cueva La Piedra is a beautifully restored and fully furnished self catering cave-house, with all mod cons including free WIFI, available for holiday rental and mini-breaks in the heart of the stunning unspoilt countryside of rural inland Andalucia in Southern Spain  …see more

from £53 / night

£314 - £461 / week

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from £53 / night

(2) Excellent 

24

Les Caves Madelon - Saint-Aignan cave house sleeps 10

Loir-et-Cher / Saint-Aignan

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Space:3 beautiful decorated bedrooms with large double beds, 1 bedroom with two single beds, 2 living rooms of which one can be transformed into a 5th bedroom, 2 luxurious bathrooms, a large dinning room/kitchen, a personal bar carved out of the rocks, two 60 meter  …see more

from £174 / night

£1218 / week

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from £174 / night

(5) Excellent 

22

Saumur / Parnay

3 11 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

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from £244 / night

£1705 / week

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from £244 / night

(3) Excellent 

31

Cueva Santa Maria - Orce cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Orce

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
Real and Unspoilt Spain. A charming and traditional 3 bedroom, well equiped ,Andalciian house. with stunning panoramic views and a private pool. Close to the historic and medieval town of Orce, with bars, restaurants, museum & castle. Its' location gives ample  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 / week

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from £86 / night

(16) Excellent 

23

Unique Cave House Loma Alta - Alicante cave house sleeps 9

Costa Blanca / Alicante

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This unique 19th century Cave House has been lovingly restored to a high standard, set in beautiful lush tropical gardens, with private pool. Surrounded by orange and lemon groves with olive and almond farms also. There are stunning 360 degree Mountain views, making th  …see more

from £110 / night

£700 - £1000 / week

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from £110 / night

(2) Very Good 

6

Ille-et-Vilaine / Fougeres

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Private garden

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from £47 / night

£322 / week

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from £47 / night

15

Big house at 10 min from beach - El Tomillar cave house sleeps 4

Alhaurin de la Torre / El Tomillar

2 4 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
A nice and quiet situated cave house in the country at only 10 minutes from the beach of Almeria, in the southeast of Spain.Lots of space inside and outside and close to all the holiday attractions in the surroundings.Beautiful views from house and garden and walking tr  …see more

from £48 / night

£335 / week

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from £48 / night

19

Cave Venta Quemada - Cullar cave house sleeps 2

Province of Granada / Cullar

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about pets
Welcome in our rural cave dwelling with a constant temperature of 18°C to 20°C, pleasantly warm in winter and cool in the summer. These caves are very quietly situated in Pulpite (Cúllar-Granada), in beautiful surroundings with many lakes, natural parks, olive and al  …see more

from £54 / night

£314 / week

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from £54 / night

43

Irish Castle in South France - Saint Paul La Coste cave house sleeps 6

Gard / Saint Paul La Coste

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
Heritage Mas Huguenot situated in a very smaal traditional hameau, surrounded by acres of chesnut orchards, water falls and mountain rivers. Situated in the blissful stilness and pastoral beauty of the National Parc the Cevennes. You will be able to familiarize yourself  …see more

from £157 / night

£1044 / week

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from £157 / night

(10) Excellent 

29

Malutka Fairy's House of Dreams - Baza cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Named by the Sunday Times as one of Europe's finest holiday properties, and the only Cave House in their Top 50 'Sensational Villas' list! The Guardian (travel section 23/08/2014) says:-"We arrive at dusk, while it's still light enough to tell  …see more

from £40 / night

£300 - £510 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

12

Noto / Lido di Noto

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly

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from £48 / night

£305 / week

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from £48 / night

35

Charming large cave house - Baza cave house sleeps 13

Province of Granada / Baza

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
In this typical cave house of Andalusia, located in the the country side there are three double rooms, one triple room, one room with double bed. Each room with its own door. One complete bathroom and, another smaller bathroom, a complete kitchen,a dining room, a livin  …see more

from £121 / night

£634 / week

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from £121 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Beautifully restored cave house in Castillejar - Castillejar cave house sleeps 4

Province of Granada / Castillejar

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Newly restored cave houses situated in the village of Castillejar offers a unique holiday experience in friendly rural surroundings. The houses have been refurbished to a high standard, but still retains a rustic style with many unique features.The amazing natural insul  …see more

from £45 / night

£300 / week

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from £45 / night

18

Tiznit / Aglou-Plage

1 5 1 night min

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

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from £27 / night

£174 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Cuevas Al Jatib charming resort - Baza cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Baza

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
In this typical cave house of Andalusia, located in the middle of the country there are two rooms with double beds, each one with its own door and a room with two fixed single beds with a curtain, one bathroom for everybody, a kitchen, a living room with fire place and  …see more

from £87 / night

£542 / week

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from £87 / night

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La Colina - El Jaral cave house sleeps 6

El Gastor / El Jaral

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Air conditioning
Casa de nueva construcción (2013), ubicada en la falda oeste de la localidad serrana de El Gastor, justo en la zona denominada La Quintica, parcela situada en una colina de 8900 m2 de terreno, 95m2 de construcción con 3 habitaciones, 1 baño, salón-cocina-comedor con  …see more

from £114 / night

£705 - £861 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) Excellent 

21

Unique Cave House sleeps 6/7 - La Murada cave house sleeps 7

Orihuela / La Murada

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 29 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This unique 19th century Cave House has been lovingly restored to a high standard, set in beautiful lush tropical gardens, with private pool. Surrounded by orange and lemon groves with olive and almond farms also. There are stunning 360 degree Mountain views, making th  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 - £930 / week

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from £80 / night

24

Cappadocia 4 Private Rooms - Urgup cave house sleeps 10

Cappadocia / Urgup

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden
CAPPADOCIA 4 PRIVATE ROOMSBuilt in 1880, our house offers 4 guest rooms & a Cappadocia break with a difference, our secret little sanctuary in the heart of the Old Ortahisar town in Urgup. We also have a Boutique Hotel Lisence. - Yes, You can rent all 4 rooms (up to  …see more

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(2) Excellent 

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Noto / Eloro

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

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from £9 / night

£174 - £305 / week

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from £9 / night

10

Cueva Sonrisa - Galera cave house sleeps 6

Province of Granada / Galera

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Nestled in the pretty hills of Galera, Cueva Sonrisa is a lovely, well-equipped 2 storey cave house oozing charm and character, with 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 bathrooms, patio and balcony, offering superb views of the surrounding countryside. Come and experience  …see more

from £70 / night

£200 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Orce: Cueva Don Pablo: an unforgettable holiday - Orce cave house sleeps 2

Province of Granada / Orce

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
Cueva Don Pablo is situated high up on the outskirts of Orce but offers a breathtaking panoramic view on the village, the woods, the valley and the mountains beyond. The house is fully furnished and is self-catering. If you are looking for an original rental, away from  …see more

from £53 / night

£314 / week

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from £53 / night

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Province of Ragusa / Scicli

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

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from £61 / night

£392 - £611 / week

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from £61 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Cappadocia / Urgup

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

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from £35 / night

£244 / week

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from £35 / night

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