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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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Ski chalet to rent in Allos

Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Allos

2 10 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £148 / night

£395 - £673 / week

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from £148 / night

12

Holiday chalet rental

Haute-Vienne / Nexon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £127 / night

£446 - £664 / week

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from £127 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Aboyne

Aberdeenshire / Aboyne

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Excellent base for exploring Deeside” We have just returned from our first holiday in Aberdeenshire with our dog and teenage daughter. We loved it....The chalet is the perfect base with so much to do and see nearby. The accommodation was outstanding
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from £55 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £55 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in La Tzoumaz

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing Views - when can we come again?!” Stayed here in May for a late spring long weekend and had a fantastic time. The chalet is open plan and beautifully modern with some lovely alpine touches to the decor. As a party of 4 with 2 year old there w
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from £229 / night

£1600 - £4000 / week

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from £229 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet in Westward Ho

Bideford / Westward Ho

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Great little chalet which feels a lot more homely than any other I've stayed in. A view of the sea which is just a stones throw away is an added bonus too :) If definitely stay again!
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from £85 / night

£450 - £750 / week

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from £85 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful stay” What a fantastic place! The accommodation is superb, the situation outstanding and the chalet is presented in the finest possible way with so much attention to detail. We have previously stayed in a couple of lodges or mobile homes e
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Hemsby

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mr” We rly enjoyed our stay there. It did look a bit dated, but I hav 2 children, aged 5 and 10, and my partner has a 14 year old, so we didn't want anything too luxurious haha. It was still a perfect stay though and NOT 1 of us wanted to leave. Defin
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from £33 / night

£110 - £350 / week

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from £33 / night

10

Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £74 / night

£333 - £686 / week

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from £74 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Boat of Garten

Aviemore / Boat of Garten

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic holiday” Been to Linda Reid ' s caravan the last two years and have always had a great time , Roydon 32 is in a fantastic holiday park great facilities local walks for your dogs and children close by . the local store and cafe are well stoc
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from £75 / night

£490 - £560 / week

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from £75 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Bernex ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Bernex

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic” We have just returned from our trip to Bernex. The house was excellent, everything we needed was there. Although there was 18 of us we had plenty of room as the house is huge. Had a great time a can't wait to book again!! Thanks for making
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from £200 / night

£550 - £2300 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in O Freixo

Province of A Coruna / O Freixo

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“A quiet, comfortable, tranquil holiday in a magnificent rural setting” This is our second visit to this property. We love the area, the wonderful shellfish and the friendly people. Our accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped and we enj
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from £101 / night

£547 - £1101 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Sandyhills holiday chalet rental

Dumfries and Galloway / Sandyhills

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“what a week” Super, spacious, clean, warm, lodge. Made our week just perfect. Perfect location to explore the area, and lots of wildlife and walks close by. Breakfast on the decked veranda was a perfect start to the day. Just fab.
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Freshwater

Isle of Wight / Freshwater

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“Clean comfortable with beautiful views.” Wonderful chalet. Handy for beach and lovely walks. Ideal for a quieter peaceful holiday. The chalet is a good size for a family and the owner is very helpful. It is beautifully situated on the quieter side o
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from £36 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre / Saint-Pierre

1 3 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £35 / night

£242 - £325 / week

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from £35 / night

(2) Excellent 

9

Holiday chalet rental

Pembroke / Freshwater East

2 5 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£440 / week

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from £45 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Ski chalet to rent in Zweisimmen

Canton of Bern / Zweisimmen

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A beautiful chalet in a spectacular location - a memorable holiday” We had a truly memorable family reunion in this gorgeous chalet which easily accommodated the 12 of us. It had all the ambience of a traditional Swiss chalet but with the benefit of m
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from £200 / night

£1400 - £3000 / week

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from £200 / night

13

Alpes Maritimes / Saint-Blaise

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

from £68 / night

£404 / week

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from £68 / night

20

Ski chalet to rent in Les Bois

Chamonix / Les Bois

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £127 / night

£1110 - £4080 / week

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from £127 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Les Houches ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Houches

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely chalet, so comfortable and warm, loved the hot tub.” My partner and I with our friends and there children had a wonderful stay at Chalet Fiz. The garden is really nice and the area of Vaudagne is beautiful. There was no snow but we still enjoye
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from £211 / night

£1009 - £3278 / week

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from £211 / night

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Quebec / Saint-Come

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £202 / night

£960 - £1467 / week

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from £202 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Chiavenna

Province of Sondrio / Chiavenna

2 8 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Ski
“Very nice and homely house, excellent location for climbing” Very nice house, very carefully renovated, great kitchen, fully equipped. Good for hikers and climbers.
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from £42 / night

£292 - £1975 / week

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from £42 / night

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Holiday chalet in Saint Ferreol

Faverges / Saint Ferreol

3 14 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £187 / night

£1102 - £1331 / week

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from £187 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Ski

from £250 / night

£1400 - £2200 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Villares, Los, Jaen Province

Villares, Los, Jaen Province / La Pandera

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £148 / night

£530 - £588 / week

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from £148 / night

(14) Excellent 

19

Les Gets ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A home from home in a perfect location.” Thank you Richard, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eglantine. I would definitely recommend it for a family or group stay, it has everything needed for a great ski holiday, and the location could not be better
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from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £143 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in West Stour

Gillingham / West Stour

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Gorgeous Getaway” Our stay at Melbury Chalet was lovely. The chalet is furnished to a high standard and stocked with everything you might need. The bath robes were a very nice thought and the hot tub was a massive hit! It is set in lovely countryside
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from £200 / night

£666 - £1197 / week

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from £200 / night

22

Holiday chalet in Burany

Jablonec nad Jizerou / Burany

5 24 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £103 / night

£636 - £822 / week

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from £103 / night

(8) Excellent 

31

Brasov County / Rucar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£1017 - £1441 / week

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from £170 / night

(40) Excellent 

19

Ski chalet to rent in Peisey

Peisey-Vallandry / Peisey

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing skiarea, great chalet and fantastic hosts with a relaxed atmosphere” Jodi and Renato were the best hosts. A great team:) The meels were perfect and well prepared. It was not a problem to adjust the menu during the stay. Great that kids got a s
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from £80 / night

£400 / week

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from £80 / night

(15) Excellent 

20

Holiday chalet letting

West Sussex / Earnley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely stay” I stayed with my Mum and her dog Molly for a short break at the beginning of December. We had a lovely stay, Mandy was very helpful and gave us lots of recommendations for places to visit and eat at. The accommodation was very homely and
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from £46 / night

£350 - £490 / week

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from £46 / night

(15) Excellent 

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St Merryn Holiday Park holiday chalet rental

Padstow / St Merryn Holiday Park

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic” We had a great week 2 granddaughters did not want to come home neither did we.local shop on site sold everything we needed. Stargazey have a great selection of meals. Accomodation superb for our extended family.
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from £60 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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from £60 / night

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Vosges / Saulxures-sur-Moselotte

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £25 / night

£171 - £295 / week

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from £25 / night

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Vienne / Angles sur l'Anglin

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £51 / night

£227 - £278 / week

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from £51 / night

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Chalet rental in Binibeca

Binibeca / Binibeca Vell

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £91 / night

£631 - £1614 / week

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from £91 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Carnforth holiday chalet rental

Lancashire / Carnforth

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect getaway” Beyond expectations staff very friendly and helpful, could not take full advantage of South Lakeland due to the weather but are determined to go again in 2017.
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from £85 / night

£495 - £875 / week

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from £85 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Zermatt

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Very private chalet with incredible views” Chalet Bergheim is a wonderful cosy chalet with all the amenities you could think of. Using the hot tub after a day on the slopes was one of the highlights of our day. Having the champagne bar next door was a
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from £125 / night

£1055 - £6436 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Grindelwald

Grindelwald / Kirchbuhl

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Superb on all counts” A lovely, well thought out chalet in a great location. Comfortable beds, clean and beautifully presented. Ideal for teenagers but layout may not suit very young children as lots of stairs which may prove slippery. Helpful manag
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from £385 / night

£2800 / week

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from £385 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

2 4 3 nights min

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

from £60 / night

£300 - £445 / week

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from £60 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Vacheresse

Haute-Savoie / Vacheresse

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £135 / night

£757 - £1933 / week

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from £135 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Hemsby holiday chalet rental

Great Yarmouth / Hemsby

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £50 / night

£180 - £395 / week

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from £50 / night

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