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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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(13) 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
“Perfect family rural escape.” We had a lovely week in this wooden chalet located amidst farmland and golf course within easy reach of the beach at Sandyhills. The chalet is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. 1 week in this beautiful part of
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from £65 / night

£260 - £586 / week

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from £65 / 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 - £870 / week

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from £85 / 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 £222 / night

£1062 - £3452 / week

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from £222 / night

(15) 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
“Excellent” The view over Mudeford was out of this world, first class accommodation.it Had every thing one would need on holiday. We found The Shed very comfortable in every way. A credit to Ian and Jane, we are back again in August. Carol from Berksh
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from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(4) 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
“Perfect for us!” Had a lovely 2 night stay in Melbury chalet. Worked perfectly for us, 2 adult couples and 2 teenage boys. All rooms have en suite which is fab, hot tub and peaceful location add a feeling of luxury and the chalet is clean, warm and we
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from £200 / night

£666 - £1197 / week

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avg. 2 hours 47 minutes

from £200 / night

(24) Excellent 

31

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 £160 / night

£1358 - £6698 / week

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avg. 1 hour 29 minutes

from £160 / night

(4) Excellent 

14

Peisey-Nancroix ski chalet to rent.

Savoie / Peisey-Nancroix

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£500 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Ski chalet to rent in Zinal

Canton of Valais / Zinal

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £50 / night

£350 - £3560 / week

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10

Holiday chalet with indoor pool in Marciac

Gers / Marciac

1 4 1 night min

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

from £78 / night

£351 - £723 / week

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from £78 / night

(43) Excellent 

21

Chalet rental in Pribylina

Zilina Region / Pribylina

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely accommodation and realy good service” We stayed in Tatra Lodge over christmas and new year period. First of all, the owner, Jackie, made it so easy for us to book. She was very helpful, friendly and provided us with lots of information that ma
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from £120 / night

£840 - £1680 / week

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avg. 3 hours 41 minutes

from £120 / night

6

Chalet rental in La Tzoumaz

Canton of Valais / La Tzoumaz

4 10 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £122 / night

£488 / week

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from £122 / night

(1) Very Good 

20

Chalet rental in Gerardmer

Vosges / Gerardmer

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £38 / night

£266 - £1505 / week

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avg. 1 hour 23 minutes

from £38 / night

(1) Excellent 

22

Chamrousse ski chalet to rent.

Isere / Chamrousse

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £71 / night

£439 - £860 / week

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avg. 2 hours 35 minutes

from £71 / night

(2) Excellent 

14

Chalet rental in Lizard

Cornwall / The Lizard

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic little getaway” Beautiful coastline to really lift your spirits. Perfect little getaway from it all to recharge those batteries. Exceptionally clean and tidy chalet. Friendly owner who made arranging booking a stress free experience.
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from £36 / night

£250 - £295 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

15

Holiday chalet with swimming pool in Auriac

Correze / Auriac

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £36 / night

£257 - £363 / week

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from £36 / night

24

Holiday chalet letting

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 £26 / night

£180 - £310 / week

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from £26 / night

(9) Excellent 

11

Holiday chalet in Bavay

Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £59 / night

£262 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £59 / night

15

Chalet rental in Ca'n Picafort

Majorca / Ca'n Picafort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £80 / night

£558 / week

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from £80 / night

(17) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

14

Holiday chalet in Caeathro

Caernarfon / Caeathro

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“peace fully” It was very nice had a lovely time the cabin was very nice and clean had every thing you need. The camp was small but good had a heated swimming pool out said .dogs are welcome in the camp plenty to do .will be going back next year as we
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Certificate of Excellence

from £59 / night

£390 - £470 / week

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avg. 1 hour 27 minutes

from £59 / night

28

Ski chalet to rent in Les Gets

Haute-Savoie / Les Gets

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £238 / night

£1186 - £5930 / week

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from £238 / night

64

Holiday chalet with shared pool in Grandhan

Durbuy / Grandhan

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £47 / night

£323 / week

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from £47 / night

12

Le Menil holiday chalet rental

Vosges / Le Menil

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £86 / night

£344 - £443 / week

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avg. 1 hour 47 minutes

from £86 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Whitsand Bay

Cornwall / Whitsand Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Marigold chalet” The chalet is a gem, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Very comfortable with everything you could need, we will definitely book again!!
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from £60 / night

£425 - £1100 / week

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(19) Excellent 

21

Ski chalet to rent in Filzmoos

Salzburg Region / Filzmoos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great accomodation in a beautiful location.” The whole booking experience with the owner was very efficient and she couldn't have been more helpful. The location was perfect for us a bit out of town but within walking distance . A little steep on th
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from £89 / night

£527 - £1062 / week

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from £89 / night

(20) Very Good 

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Ski chalet to rent in Montriond

Morzine / Montriond

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Comfy, well equiped, well situated chalet” Loved this chalet! It was comfortable with everything we needed. Showers and kitchen good, and ski locker appreciated. Key safe also useful, so our party could come and go at different times. Stairs fairly
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from £90 / night

£625 - £995 / week

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from £90 / night

(2) Very Good 

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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 £107 / night

£576 - £1160 / week

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(14) 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
“Location just perfect on the Camp Site.” Lovely chalet with just about everything you could need for a holiday. Lovely safe grassed area outside with plenty of space for the children to play. Well equipped kitchen decent oven and hob and a small frid
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from £33 / night

£110 - £350 / week

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avg. 2 hours 19 minutes

from £33 / night

(25) 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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(6) Excellent 

26

Ski chalet to rent in Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse

Isere / Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“The perfect getaway” A hidden gem in a traditional small French ski village. Everything we could ask for! No crowds, no lift queues, no english people (can I say that??). We spent a family Christmas here and enjoyed every element of it. The chalet i
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from £190 / night

£1326 - £1592 / week

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from £190 / 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

(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

(16) Excellent 

25

Chalet rental in Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

Padstow / Atlantic Bays Holiday Park, St Merryn

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Great base to explore the area” Chalet had everything we needed. Clean and comfortable, the conservatory provided a great area to eat. We had a very enjoyable stay.
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from £28 / night

£190 - £490 / week

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avg. 1 hour 46 minutes

from £28 / night

(18) 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
“Easter break” Great value for money. Accommodation had plenty of space and facilities needed for a busy family within the property, used mainly in the evening due to exploring the local area - worth a trip to see.
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from £60 / night

£350 - £770 / week

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Arpino holiday chalet rental

Province of Frosinone / Arpino

3 9 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£372 - £806 / week

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from £62 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool in Grand-Remous

Outaouais Region / Grand-Remous

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £72 / night

£450 - £1450 / week

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from £72 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool, golf nearby in Beynat

Correze / Beynat

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £49 / night

£177 - £734 / week

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avg. 3 hours 5 minutes

from £49 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Saint Jean d'Aulps

Haute-Savoie / Saint Jean d'Aulps

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“What a fantastic place to have a holiday!” This was our first summer holiday in the Alps having only previously enjoyed skiing holidays in the mountains. And what a great holiday it turned out to be. Saint Jean D'Aulps is a lively, pretty and typical
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from £125 / night

£600 - £2600 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £125 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Kingsdown holiday chalet rental

Deal / Kingsdown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic holiday home” We loved our stay at chalet 67, it was really well equipped with lots of kitchen equipment that rentals wouldn't usually supply. Good fun in the pool although it was very cold and helpful reception staff. My husband and I even
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from £87 / night

£285 - £665 / week

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avg. 42 minutes

from £87 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in St Merryn

Padstow / St Merryn

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Great place to stay and for touring North Cornwall” Lovely chalet, warm, very comfortable and all instructions were clear. Nice campsite too, clean, peaceful, spacious and easy to find. Excellent communication with Karen. Very near Padstow, the Bed
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from £60 / night

£450 - £550 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Orsieres

Canton of Valais / Orsieres

3 5 Min stay varies

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

from £70 / night

£488 - £692 / week

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from £70 / night

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