Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1887)

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 farmhouse rental

Basque Country / Larribar-Sorhapuru

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Relaxing holiday house in really interesting region of France” We loved our week with family friends (4 parents and 6 older kids) at this rurally located farmhouse. We explored the local villages and ventured into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The lo
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from £50 / night

£350 - £650 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

Dordogne / Le Buisson-de-Cadouin

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Private garden
“Excellent house, peaceful stay.” We enjoyed a lovely stay at this house, the house itself has been renovated to a high standard and is spacious whilst still feeling homely. The garden is perfect for children with lots of room to play and use the paddl
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from £65 / night

£450 - £545 / week

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from £65 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Saint-Vigor-des-Monts holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Saint-Vigor-des-Monts

5 9 5 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“NYE in France” We had a nice relaxing stay in a very peaceful part of France. Plenty to see and do or just enjoy the local food and wine. The two log burners made the house really warm and cosy. Also the deer in the garden aren't just for the brochu
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from £79 / night

£464 / week

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Greve in Chianti

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“wonderful stay, perfect host” We had a wonderful week at Casalone during Aug2016. The house is absolutely charming, renovated with perfect taste, at the end of private road which preserves you from any noisy road or neighbours. Just note that there's
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from £443 / night

£2213 / week

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from £443 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Huntly

Aberdeenshire / Huntly

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A really lovely holiday” We stayed here the first week of April and we were blessed with great weather. The house was so lovely warm and cosy we didn't want to come home. Everything you could possibly need is provided for you including fluffy towels a
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from £75 / night

£350 - £600 / week

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Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lucca / Pieve Fosciana

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £79 / night

£461 - £1229 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Gourin

Morbihan / Gourin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location.” We stayed at this cottage for two weeks in August 2012. The cottage has been beautifully restored and furnished. It is set in a quiet rural location with a large private garden overlooking the valley below.
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from £80 / night

£595 - £665 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Nanteuil En Vallee

Charente / Nanteuil En Vallee

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £120 / night

£600 - £1260 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Dunfermline

Fife / Dunfermline

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
“Fantastic Birthday Celebrations” The Farmhouse was way beyond what we expected. It was luxurious and very well equipped. Lovely location.
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from £180 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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15

Holiday farmhouse rental

Vendee / Chantonnay

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £80 / night

£554 - £1500 / week

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from £80 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bovey Tracey

Dartmoor National Park / Bovey Tracey

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fantastic well equipped farmhouse in a lovely rural area.” Have just returned from a lovely 2 day weekend at this property. Went with a group of 9 friends so the 5 ensuite bedrooms were the big appeal. The photos do not show off the lovely bedrooms wh
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from £150 / night

£700 - £2300 / week

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(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Vinca with swimming pool

Pyrenees-Orientales / Vinca

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £75 / night

£600 - £1999 / week

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avg. 57 minutes

from £75 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Mayenne / Chailland

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £37 / night

£280 - £1330 / week

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from £37 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Cynghordy

Carmarthenshire / Cynghordy

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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Holiday farmhouse in Rhydwyn

Rhydwyn / Church Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £68 / night

£275 - £613 / week

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avg. 2 hours 15 minutes

from £68 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Bangor / Llanllechid

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent” Had a fantastic stay, location was just what we wanted - very peaceful but not too far from all the attractions we wanted to visit. Owners are friendly and not intrusive. We even had freshly baked bread when we arrived, and as it was late t
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from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Lozere / Sainte-Colombe-de-Peyre

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £85 / night

£590 / week

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(17) Excellent 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Doon

Doon / Carrig More

4 5 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 104 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Cozy Irish Farm Home With Traditional Music Bonus” I think we have been adopted by newfound Irish relations and moved into their extra house on the farm! Plenty of room, a cheery fire to warm our bones, as well as electic heat(and a real electric clot
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from £45 / night

£310 - £399 / week

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from £45 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Holyhead

Holyhead / Trefor, Holyhead

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect dog friendly country retreat...near the coast.” Located a few miles from junction 5 of the A55, this property is ideal for spending some quiet time with your family or away from them as we did. Our two Irish setters were in their element with
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from £125 / night

£515 - £1300 / week

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Colyton holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Colyton

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly

from £71 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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from £71 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Mortagne-au-Perche

Orne / Mortagne-au-Perche

3 6 3 nights min

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

from £76 / night

£380 - £660 / week

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Holiday farmhouse in St Martin des Fontaines

Vendee / St Martin des Fontaines

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 44 km
  • Swimming pool

from £79 / night

£550 - £755 / week

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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

£261 - £305 / week

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from £32 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint Colomb de Lauzun

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint Colomb de Lauzun

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“perfect place for a quiet getaway” We arrived after a 6 hour drive to a very warm welcome from Geraldine. She quickly showed us around and left us to unpack enough to enjoy the fabulous pool! There was a very welcome baguette, cheese and wine put out
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from £140 / night

£650 - £1300 / week

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from £140 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Palermo / Lascari

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £54 / night

£372 / week

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avg. 3 hours 29 minutes

from £54 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chittlehampton holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Chittlehampton

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £285 / night

£1990 - £4093 / week

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from £285 / night

(8) 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 - £2300 / week

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avg. 2 hours 50 minutes

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(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Langport

Langport / Aller

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent accommodation” Lovely house immaculately presented and clean very warm Additional toiletries ,fruit etc which was very thoughtful Lovely garden and dog friendly We would book again
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from £100 / night

£700 / week

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(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Absolutely grand!” We'd such a great time at sheehys farmhouse even if the weather wasn't great stuff. But the house is cosy, large, comfortable and the playroom for children (we had our four grandchildren there) was a never ending adventure. The pla
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from £127 / night

£885 / week

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(11) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Bouches-du-Rhone / Saint-Remy-de-Provence

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Most beautiful and calm propterty” Very beautiful house and huge property (like 2-3 soccerfields), extremely well kept by very friendly owners. Great facilities and beatiful view at the Alpilles. Very calm, huge pool. St Remy in 5 min distance by car.
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from £177 / night

£1239 - £1363 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Moselle / Metz

3 7 1 night min

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

from £111 / night

£443 / week

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from £111 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Mortagua

Viseu District / Mortagua

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool
“Characterful farmhouse in the heart of Central Portugal” Thoroughly enjoyable stay. Facilities in the property excellent. Within close proximity to river beaches, lake swimming and water park . Pool a welcome addition in the hot weather. Property rece
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from £45 / night

£315 - £840 / week

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(39) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ennerdale Bridge

Lake District / Ennerdale Bridge

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A fantastic place to escape to” We stayed here ten years ago and couldn't wait to return. The house is now even bigger than it was and the huge lounge in the barn was the perfect place for our family to celebrate my Mum's 80th Birthday. The location i
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from £457 / night

£2435 - £4455 / week

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from £457 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fougeres

Fougeres / Louvigne du desert

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnificent” Out of this world location, facilities & owners. The children couldn't get enough of the horses, goat & cats. Barry & Gail are the nicest people who made my family & our dog feel more than welcome. They couldn't do enough to make all of
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from £90 / night

£630 - £749 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ardmore

County Waterford / Ardmore

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful farmhouse, amazing views. wonderful owner” We had an extended family reunion with our group ranging in age from 12 to 82. We fitted into the farmhouse easily. It was spotless and had every modern luxury you could think of, with a massive kit
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from £155 / night

£797 - £1284 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Montepulciano

Province of Siena / Montepulciano

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Well-located and roomy house” We were 10 adults and two children (three generations) spending one week at the house in May of 2014. We found the house very suitable (for five couples) since it had five large bedrooms. It was very convenient that each
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from £241 / night

£1682 - £2567 / week

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from £241 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fordstown

County Meath / Fordstown

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
“Amazing” Everything was just absolutely perfect. The cottage is beautiful and welcoming, the location is fantastic, great for children too. Thanks June for an amazing holiday.
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from £138 / night

£974 - £1328 / week

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avg. 2 hours 29 minutes

from £138 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Tirol / Steeg

7 20 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £354 / night

£2390 / week

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(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kilcrohane

County Cork / Kilcrohane

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • 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

£354 - £664 / week

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avg. 3 hours 23 minutes

from £9 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Campo nell'Elba

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 £79 / night

£553 / week

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