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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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Holiday chalet in Crianlarich

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
Ptarmigan is one of the most popular properties on the Portnellan Estate. With breath taking views to the East I often see people taking in the amazing sunrise from their private balcony. With a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining area the property benefits f  …see more

from £157 / night

£500 - £730 / week

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from £157 / night

(2) Very Good 

33

Hautes-Alpes / Embrun

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Ski

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from £77 / night

£577 - £916 / week

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from £77 / night

(16) Excellent 

12

Holiday chalet in Framlingham

Framlingham / Saxtead

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Explore the Suffolk Heritage coast from this idyllic base in the heart of rural east Suffolk,one of two chalets available at Willow cottage,From mid Feb to Mid March we are lambing on our farm a 5 minute drive away great for a bit of lambing live !<br />Well behav  …see more

from £45 / night

£245 - £260 / week

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from £45 / night

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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
This Sport Chalet is a classic mountain dwelling in the Giant Mountains. It is situated in a very quiet and sunny valley near a stream, 2.5 km from the Jizera River. A new addition (in the same style) was built onto the original house. The five spacious and comfortable  …see more

from £104 / night

£641 - £958 / week

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from £104 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Sutton-on-Sea

Lincolnshire / Sutton-on-Sea

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Child friendly
“Miss” Loved every min , the place is beautiful and well looked after Thank you so much for the lovely stay  …see more

from £70 / night

£495 - £635 / week

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from £70 / night

(37) Very Good 

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West Bexington holiday chalet rental

Dorset / West Bexington

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“We want to come back next year!” The lodge is warm, clean, bright, well equipped, comfy. We could see the sun rise and set from its windows. As we were on a walking weekend it was such a nice home to come home to at the end of the day. There is  …see more

from £39 / night

£200 - £695 / week

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from £39 / night

(19) Excellent 

18

Chalet rental in Zweisimmen

Canton of Bern / Zweisimmen

1 5 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Lovely apartment” A spacious and comfortable apartment with everything you could possibly need during your stay. The terrace has a lovely view and looks out onto a pretty garden. Quite private but with the friendly and charming owners on hand if you s  …see more

from £20 / night

£270 - £735 / week

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from £20 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Haut-Rhin / Osenbach

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £94 / night

£526 - £755 / week

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from £94 / night

25

Haute-Savoie / Sallanches

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £43 / night

£297 - £551 / week

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from £43 / 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
Set in 2 ha of private grounds and Quiet Valley set in the Park Perigord Limousin Close to all amenities Porcelain City of Limoges (airport) 1 of 3 Houses, with 3 bedrooms ensuite Fishing Permitted on Lake Walking, Cycling (Bike Hire ) Relax by the pool with Family or  …see more

from £128 / night

£450 - £670 / week

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from £128 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 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  …see more

from £114 / night

£644 - £2000 / week

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from £114 / night

(9) Excellent 

11

Nord / Bavay

1 4 2 nights min

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

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from £56 / night

£250 / week

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from £56 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet letting

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Crianlarich

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
5 star, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom self catering holiday property sleeping up to 8 people on a stunning Highland estate with loch and river fishing, boats, Canadian canoes, Wifi, BBQ, mountain bikes and much more. <br />Over 140 reviews on Tripadvisor being awarded a &  …see more

from £313 / night

£1050 - £1850 / week

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from £313 / night

(15) Excellent 

24

Thyon ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Thyon

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Chalet Feiler is a 5 star luxurious boutique-styled chalet with a sauna and hot tub. Perched at 1700 metres, with uninterrupted views of the Rhone valley and southern Swiss Alps, it is but minutes from the lifts and slopes of the world-renowned Verbier 4 Valleys.  …see more

from £250 / night

£2250 - £3500 / week

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from £250 / night

(2) Very Good 

24

Holiday chalet in Azenhas do Mar

Sintra Municipality / Azenhas do Mar

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Charming appartment in scenic surrounding” Extremely friendly owner, great (and not-so-touristy) location close-by the beach and some good restaurants - ideal for people who want to relax a bit and have a good starting point to sightseeing trips to  …see more

from £39 / night

£297 / week

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from £39 / night

(10) Excellent 

57

Holiday chalet with swimming pool, tennis court in Gondomar

Gondomar / Melres

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Incredible Chalet along the valleys of River Douro, sleeps 8Ideal for families, fishing, boat trips, beach, hiking, walking or just relaxingAn excellent getaway from everyday life<br />It boasts magnificent Views, beautiful gardens,a swimming pool,a complete Bar/B  …see more

from £132 / night

£903 - £1145 / week

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from £132 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saguenay / La Baie

2 6 2 nights min

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

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from £61 / night

£427 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Trinity

Trinity / South of Trinity Parish Church

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in tranquil Bouley Bay, with sea views to the distant French coast, the modern fully equipped sea view Self Catering apartments cater for families and couples alike and are the ideal place to relax and enjoy your holiday. Apartment details are as follows: Level  …see more

from £97 / night

£675 - £1675 / week

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from £97 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Bern / Kandersteg

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £51 / night

£356 / week

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from £51 / night

(28) Very Good 

24

Holiday chalet in Balloch

West Dunbartonshire / Balloch

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Car not necessary
“Just what we were looking for” A few quiet days away to ourselves is what we wanted and that's exactly what we got. The cottage is very clean and very well kitted out. We had no disturbances and felt very relaxed. The weather was pretty bad (but th  …see more

from £60 / night

£420 - £460 / week

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from £60 / night

(23) Very Good 

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Chalet rental in Builth Wells with golf nearby

Powys / Builth Wells

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent value. Very peaceful.” We booked to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few days and this was the perfect spot. It was very quiet and peaceful in a beautiful location. The children loved the foot bridge, river and wildlife and the Elan  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £700 / week

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from £60 / night

(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
An individual, comfortable and well equipped 3 bedroom chalet situated off the beaten track in a beautiful and tranquil region of the Swiss alps, 22Km south of Martigny in the Val Ferret near Orsières. View onto Glacier of Saleinaz and surrounding mountains, fi  …see more

from £68 / night

£477 - £675 / week

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from £68 / night

24

Kamnik holiday chalet rental

Carinthia Region / Kamnik

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Peaceful chalet Tisa, near by the sky at Velika Planina, among high mountains in the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Chalet Tisa is surrounded by magical, picturesque and bewildering nature, fresh mountain air and high peaks of Alps. Ideally for romantic or active vacatio  …see more

from £85 / night

£509 / week

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from £85 / 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  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £450 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Ariege / Ax-les-Thermes

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £68 / night

£318 - £717 / week

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from £68 / night

24

Niseko-cho ski chalet to rent.

Abuta-gun / Niseko-cho

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Whether summer or winter, KŌHŌ is a wonderful chalet for an alpine getaway, a place to share time with family and friends, or just curl up with a book in front of the crackling wood fireplace. Located on the lower Hirafu bluff at the end of a quiet road, a person can  …see more

from £396 / night

£2767 / week

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from £396 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Thollon-les-Memises ski chalet to rent.

Haute-Savoie / Thollon-les-Memises

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Ski
Relaxed modern friendly comfortable chalet situated in the Rhone Alps,50 metres from village centre and the cable car. The main ski run back to the village ends at our driveway! Fantastic views of Lake Geneva. Airport and local transfers available by request.  …see more

from £204 / night

£806 - £1484 / week

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from £204 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with golf nearby in Dornoch

Caithness and Sutherland / Dornoch

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
Brand new in 2014, caravan 31 is a beautifully appointed ABI Haywood situated on the peaceful Pitgrudy Holiday Park at Dornoch, in the Scottish Highlands. It has a substantial decking with table & chairs, a gas fired BBQ and enjoys tranquil views across open country  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £523 / week

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from £65 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Trinity

Trinity / South of Trinity Parish Church

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool
Located in tranquil Bouley Bay, the family run accomodation has sea views to the distant French coast, the modern fully equipped sea view Self Catering apartments cater for families and couples alike and are the ideal place to relax and enjoy your holiday. Apartment de  …see more

from £97 / night

£675 - £1675 / week

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from £97 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Ski chalet to rent in Leysin

Leysin / Feydey

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
Rare proximity to ski lifts, ski rental, local pool & spa, shops and beginners slopes.Fully-Equipped.Stunning views from wrap-around balcony.Free wifi.Stylish decor.Other activities: Tobogganing, paragliding, mountaineering, hiking, tennis, wine-tasting.  …see more

from £128 / night

£848 - £1484 / week

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from £128 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Zell am See ski chalet to rent.

Salzburg Region / Zell am See

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“There were ten adults in our party and we all enjoyed our holiday at Chalet Peter!” Winter or summer chalet Peter makes a perfect holiday base. We went in winter for skiing and there was plenty of variety of ski slopes for all levels of competence. A  …see more

from £145 / night

£933 - £1780 / week

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from £145 / night

(13) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £143 / night

£1000 - £2600 / week

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from £143 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Canton of Graubunden / Poschiavo

4 8 Min stay varies

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

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from £84 / night

£584 / week

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from £84 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet with shared pool, golf nearby in Gurnard

Isle of Wight / Gurnard

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“This was an ideal base for my elderly parents” Due to age and disability my parents who are in their 80's needed somewhere flat with easy access and parking. This was an ideal spot. It had a comfortable double bed with good access from both sides. The  …see more

from £80 / night

£350 - £850 / week

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from £80 / 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!  …see more

from £80 / night

£400 - £750 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Lozere / Le Massegros

2 6 Min stay varies

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

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from £111 / night

£933 / week

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from £111 / night

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Puy-de-Dome / Rochefort-Montagne

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

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from £84 / night

£508 - £728 / week

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from £84 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Stalham holiday chalet rental

Norfolk / Stalham

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfect” Really enjoyable stay and ideal location. Comfortable and relaxing accommodation. Plenty of relaxing and important reading. Safe lawn for our daughter to play. Pool and playground perfect to cool down in on a hot day! Close to beach an  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Scratby holiday chalet accommodation

Great Yarmouth / Scratby

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Mrs” Chalet was lovely and clean, well situated and well equipped, suited our needs perfectly and the owner Paul was really nice and helpful.  …see more

from £27 / night

£185 - £410 / week

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from £27 / night

(23) 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
“Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured” Historically tales of our holiday dramas and the chaos created have made for good drink party entertainment, and this one was no exception. Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever  …see more

from £127 / night

£1072 - £6539 / week

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from £127 / night