Rural retreats | Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1929)

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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(70) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Well worth a stay” Second stay at excellent farmhouse.ideal location to explore North Lakes.house well equipped with new kitchen a welcome addition.lovely cosy character to the place with plenty of room.like home from home.looking forward to the next
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from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vire-Normandie

Calvados / Vire-Normandie

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£324 - £513 / week

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from £65 / night

(6) Very Good 

15

Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing weekend in west cork” Myself and my 4 friends stayed in this lovely cottage for a weekend. The owner was really helpful in booking and got back to us really quickly and the directions were really easy to follow from Cork. We were all blown
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from £9 / night

£345 - £647 / week

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from £9 / night

(19) Excellent 

13

Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was
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from £82 / night

£281 - £518 / week

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from £82 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Vanxains with swimming pool

Dordogne / Vanxains

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Holiday” A superb gite in a great location. The gite was everything we hoped for and more. We both felt so at home and relaxed there and would highly recommend Le Regnac to all. Jan was a brilliant host who ensured our stay was very enjoyabl
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from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(34) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Joyford

Forest of Dean / Joyford

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“NYE” Lovely place, really nicely kept and great access for walks and a local pub. Lots of places in the local area to visit as well. Hot tub is great and warm. Thank you Sarah.
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from £55 / night

£320 - £774 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

19

Farmhouse rental in Langonnet

Morbihan / Langonnet

3 7 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(23) Excellent 

31

Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc
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from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(31) Excellent 

40

Holiday farmhouse in Cheltenham

Cheltenham / Cheltenham

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Utterly perfect!” We chose Bushcombe for a joint 30th birthday party for a group of nine friends and had the most excellent stay. The house itself, as well as being beautiful, was extremely clean and well appointed. There was everything we needed in t
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from £250 / night

£1599 - £2000 / week

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from £250 / night

(10) Excellent 

20

Xaghra holiday farmhouse rental

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 5 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely farmhouse” Well equipped , spacious farmhouse with the terrace on the upper floor offering plenty of sun or shade as preferred and the pool for cooling off after sightseeing. The private courtyard with it's jacuzzi was an added luxury much enjo
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from £91 / night

£544 - £845 / week

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from £91 / night

(7) Very Good 

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La Baume ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / La Baume

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
“Great stay in rustic farmhouse with plenty of room” We had a great stay end of February and everything was as described. We had plenty of room to spread out in the farmhouse in a small hamlet on the mountainside . We enjoyed our stay and everyt
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from £70 / night

£400 - £615 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

31

Farmhouse rental in Drymen

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Drymen

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Beautiful and welcoming” Our stay at templea cottage was amazing from the moment we walked through the door. Meeting Jeanette and being welcomed into the beautiful cottage, which was immaculate, clean and very homely, and everything you needed for our
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from £95 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £95 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Basque Country / Mauleon-Licharre

3 7 2 nights min

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

from £69 / night

£432 - £794 / week

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from £69 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Severino Marche

Province of Macerata / San Severino Marche

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 56 km
  • Swimming pool
“Utter perfection” The most beautiful of views, the comfiest of beds, a brilliant pool and a generally relaxed atmosphere combine to create a perfect holiday rental. We love Sogni Dei Santi and return often, visiting with a large group of friends and f
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from £69 / night

£819 - £3449 / week

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from £69 / night

19

Elba Island / Campo nell'Elba

2 5 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£544 / week

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from £78 / night

(2) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £65 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £65 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Pickering holiday farmhouse rental

Pickering / Hartoft

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £70 / night

£320 - £450 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Farmhouse rental in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £185 / night

£1294 / week

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from £185 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £44 / night

£259 - £328 / week

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from £44 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Fortingall holiday farmhouse rental

Perth and Kinross / Fortingall

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2500 / week

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from £165 / night

(2) Excellent 

19

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Bournel

Lot-et-Garonne / Bournel

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(21) Excellent 

22

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nadur

Island of Gozo / Nadur

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
“Just What We Needed” We did want to write to you and say a big thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your lovely holiday home. Ta Rena was ideal for us enabling a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Pretty much everything we
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from £115 / night

£785 - £1325 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

21

Saint-Antonin Noble Val holiday farmhouse let

Tarn-et-Garonne / Saint-Antonin Noble Val

2 6 5 nights min

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

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

20

Quistinic holiday farmhouse rental

Morbihan / Quistinic

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely family holiday” We were a four generation holiday party 6 in total. The eldest 88 the youngest, 2 years. The accommodation is very good. Very comfortable beds. Good showers and plenty of hot water. My grandson was well catered for eg playho
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in South Wingfield

South Wingfield / Oakerthorpe

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £217 / night

£1519 / week

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from £217 / night

(25) Very Good 

15

Darley Moor holiday farmhouse rental

Matlock / Darley Moor

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Cosy and relaxing” the cottage was cosy, warm and had everything that you needed for either relaxing or exploring the countryside
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from £75 / night

£330 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

21

Nowa Ruda holiday farmhouse rental

Lower Silesia Province / Nowa Ruda

2 4 Min stay varies

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

from £32 / night

£254 - £297 / week

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from £32 / night

(25) Excellent 

26

Holiday farmhouse rental

Costa del Sol / Riogordo

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning property in idyllic location” we loved our time in this spacious, well equipped property. Great pool for relaxing days but close to the motorway to explore surrounding area. We enjoyed a day in Malaga, a beach trip to Toro Del Mar, dinner ov
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from £99 / night

£690 - £1449 / week

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from £99 / night

(28) Excellent 

25

Farmhouse rental in Saint Fort sur Gironde with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Saint Fort sur Gironde

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolute Bliss” Back again, last here in 2013. We traveled with our 7 year old son and another couple. While the weather was disappointing Chez Chavlier was not. A great base to head for for day trips. We went to a near by Le Chateux des Enigmes in Po
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from £74 / night

£520 - £1280 / week

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from £74 / night

(22) Excellent 

31

Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Beaumaris

Anglesey / Beaumaris

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect holiday home, everything you could possibly need” Beautiful, spacious holiday home in an idyllic location. We spent 4 nights there over the the May school break with extended family and it was the perfect place to relax and enjoy all Anglesey
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from £99 / night

£599 - £1499 / week

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from £99 / night

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Haute-Marne / Droyes

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £69 / night

£259 - £694 / week

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from £69 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £87 / night

£345 - £604 / week

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from £87 / night

(24) Excellent 

28

Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.
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from £70 / night

£490 - £980 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

31

Holiday farmhouse in Stone Cross

Eastbourne / Stone Cross

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely” Lovely coach house, it was clean and spacious, perfect for a couple or small family. Lots of activities a short drive away(mini golf,cinema,beach,theatre,lake,country walks. Definitely recommend and will be coming back
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from £70 / night

£450 - £650 / week

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from £70 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in St Just

St Just / St Just-in-Penwith

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £72 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £72 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Rothesay

Isle of Bute / Rothesay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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La Rochelle holiday farmhouse rental

Charente-Maritime / La Rochelle

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“The Farmhouse was a comfortable, peaceful hideaway for our R&R” Nigel and Suzanne made us very welcome again and our stay in the Farmhouse was exactly what we wanted. The house is well appointed with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday and
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from £78 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £78 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Frome holiday farmhouse rental

Somerset / Frome

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 51 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£500 - £1540 / week

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from £150 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Llanberis holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“Great cottage - except for the showers!” Stayed here for a walking weekend with friends and it's in a brilliant spot with stunning views, especially if you are lucky with the weather as we were. We like to cook as a group and found the kitchen really
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from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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