Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1916)

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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Farmhouse rental in La Chaise

Indre-et-Loire / La Chaise

7 18 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent family holiday!” Great location for a quiet relaxing family holiday. Owners extremely helpful and quick to respond to any issues or queries. House and pool very child friendly. Great holiday had by all!
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from £200 / night

£1250 - £2790 / week

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from £200 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Mervent

Vendee / Mervent

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A little piece of French heaven!” The most charming and rustic shabby chic gate, even better than the photos portray! Fabulous pool, wonderful terrace, little nuggets of history and the bonus of a spacious private garden for games and children's playh
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from £78 / night

£585 - £875 / week

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from £78 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Jardin at Vezins is an ideal location for a restful break, but with good tourist attractions nearby” After a busy few months we decided to take a week break in France at the end of November. We spent some time looking at different places and decide
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from £60 / night

£382 - £856 / week

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from £60 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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 £424 / night

£2119 / week

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from £424 / night

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Siena / Isola d'Arbia

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £90 / night

£395 - £1077 / week

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from £90 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Saltburn-by-the-Sea with golf nearby

North Yorkshire / Saltburn-by-the-Sea

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£695 / week

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from £115 / night

(2) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse rental

Haute-Garonne / Montrejeau

7 12 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £109 / night

£763 - £1568 / week

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from £109 / night

(9) Excellent 

28

Holiday farmhouse in Houston

Renfrewshire / Houston

4 12 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Just perfect!” Stayed at Locherside Farm for a week in May, it was a family & friends ( many of them locals) getogther and was just perfect! It has 4 bedrooms sleeping 10, and a sofa bed for another 2. ( plenty of couches for the odd visitor) The owne
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from £220 / night

£1540 / week

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from £220 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Waterford

County Waterford / Waterford

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £77 / night

£467 - £704 / week

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from £77 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

Holiday farmhouse in Jonzac

Charente-Maritime / Jonzac

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool

from £50 / night

£245 - £465 / week

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from £50 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Montgenevre

Hautes-Alpes / Montgenevre

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £230 / night

£1000 - £2800 / week

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from £230 / night

(6) Excellent 

24

Farmhouse rental in St Bonnet des Bruyers

Saone-et-Loire / St Bonnet des Bruyers

4 10 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A Rural Idyl” You couldn’t expect a warmer welcome! The house combines all the charm of an old French farm house with the luxury of modern appliances. The hostess is helpful but unobtrusive, providing maps, information, directions, advice, even food
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from £80 / night

£560 - £728 / week

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from £80 / night

18

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

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Sarzana

Italian Riviera / Sarzana

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £118 / night

£736 - £1059 / week

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from £118 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Argentat

Correze / Argentat

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Full of character” We spent a fortnight in the lovely traditional French farmhouse. The area is very peaceful with lots of wildlife from red kites to bats to the usual nervous lizards. The view from the house is stunning and we spent many relaxing eve
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from £54 / night

£375 / week

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from £54 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Argentat

Argentat / Saulieres

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Characterful spacious house” A very spacious house with large bedrooms and living space and very well equipped to cater for a large family. Bedroom rather warm but fans provided.
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1550 / week

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from £129 / night

(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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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

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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

(6) Very Good 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Godalming

Surrey / Godalming

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £215 / night

£1323 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

(5) Excellent 

24

Hurdlow holiday farmhouse rental

Peak District National Park / Hurdlow

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Clean, cosy and very comfortable” An impressively restored property with plenty of room to accommodate a large group. Friendly and helpful owner and amazing food at the pub at the end of the lane. Highly Recommend
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from £410 / night

£2500 - £2900 / week

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from £410 / night

(43) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Downham Market with golf nearby

Norfolk / Downham Market

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely cottage in the beautiful Norfolk countryside” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the coach house. A very warm welcome, with delicious scones and homemade jam. The cottage is decorated to a very high standard with all the comforts of a 5 star hot
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from £214 / night

£1499 - £3800 / week

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from £214 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Newtonmore

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

3 8 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £107 / night

£749 / week

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from £107 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Perugia / Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

5 13 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 110 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £194 / night

£1358 / week

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from £194 / night

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Fischbachau

Upper Bavaria / Fischbachau

1 4 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Ski

from £59 / night

£412 - £708 / week

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from £59 / night

(7) Excellent 

14

Forest Hill holiday farmhouse accommodation

Lockyer Valley / Forest Hill

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 145 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £85 / night

£524 - £1794 / week

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from £85 / night

21

Farmhouse rental in Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £200 / night

£795 - £1095 / week

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from £200 / night

(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 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

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Castelo Branco District / Belmonte

3 12 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£212 / week

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from £60 / night

32

Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne holiday farmhouse rental

Puy-de-Dome / Saint-Gervais-d Auvergne

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Ardpatrick

County Limerick / Ardpatrick

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £67 / night

£467 - £509 / week

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from £67 / night

(11) Very Good 

24

Holiday farmhouse in Dulas

Anglesey / Dulas

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a gem!” An absolutely fabulous property with lovely grounds,wildlife and owners. Would recommend this property for family holidays, couples and families with dogs (but only if the dogs like sheep). I have been to Anglesey many times over the past
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from £152 / night

£1060 - £1160 / week

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from £152 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gualdo

Province of Macerata / Gualdo

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Stunning Farmouse and location. The perfect Homneymoon” Fabulous restoration, in a stunning setting. Secluded but within easy reach to some quaint Italian towns. Farmhouse has all ameneties for a perfect holiday. Owners very helpful. Could not have wi
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from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Kilham holiday farmhouse rental

Northumberland National Park / Kilham

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £150 / night

£600 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mirto holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Messina / Mirto

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool

from £64 / night

£339 - £763 / week

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from £64 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Drumshanbo

Drumshanbo / Keadew

3 7 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £170 / night

£551 / week

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from £170 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Castelfiorentino holiday farmhouse let

Province of Florence / Castelfiorentino

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Serene holiday in Tuscany” Just returned from very tranquil stay at Il Petriccio and whole party loved holiday, accommodation and is ideal location for visitng Tuscan attractions, Florence & Siena. Owners Paolo and wife Francesca very accommodati
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from £61 / night

£424 - £763 / week

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from £61 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Madiran with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Madiran

5 13 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Holiday heaven!” This was our second visit to au ballenti. The first time we came as a couple on a motorbike and stayed in the one bed gite, this time we brought the whole family and a few friends. Even with 10 adults and 6 children it was never crowd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £2500 / week

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from £129 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Penne

Province of Pescara / Penne

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1375 / week

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from £150 / night

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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 £77 / night

£445 - £1187 / week

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from £77 / night

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