Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1940)

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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(55) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Kenmare

Kenmare / Collorus

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“marvellous scene, cosy house, what you see is what you get (and more)” Beara Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland. The nature is of an astonishing beauty. Cosy villages, nice people. A stay in Hilltop cottage completes your Irish trip. The house i  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £599 / week

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from £43 / 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
Mas Rouby is a stunning detached stone Mas (Catalan Farmhouse). Sympathetically restored to modern standards whilst maintaining the style and character of the house, with ancient beams, stone walls and original windows. Swimming pool, large enclosed garden and parking.  …see more

from £75 / night

£600 - £2300 / week

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from £75 / night

(19) Excellent 

45

Farmhouse rental in Portlaoise with golf nearby

County Laois / Portlaoise

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An exceptional house” The farmhouse is amazing! Pictures online really do not do it justice. We really love Morette House and would stay then again in a second. The home is well situated close to the centre of Portlaoise, but is private and gated so y  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £872 / week

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from £98 / 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
A charming and traditional rustic farmhouse, with dovecote/pigeonnier, dating from 1760.Au Ciel Bleu is a house full of character situated in the heart of the Gorges de L'Aveyron - beautiful rivers, medieval towns, limestone cliffs and rolling hills. Extremely  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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!  …see more

from £200 / night

£1250 - £2790 / week

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from £200 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Sorges with swimming pool

Dordogne / Sorges

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best ever holiday!” Just had a week at La Chenaie, probably the best holiday we have ever had. Weather has been good, two days a little dull but every other hot, up to 32 degrees. Lovely and quiet but only a few minutes from Perigueux which is full of  …see more

from £257 / night

£1283 - £2736 / week

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from £257 / 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

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from £92 / night

£401 - £1095 / week

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from £92 / night

(8) Very Good 

10

Fadmoor holiday farmhouse rental

North Yorkshire / Fadmoor

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 43 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Farmhouse has a large family kitchen with tiled floor and is equipped with: electric hob and oven, microwave, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, radio and CD player. There is plenty of kitchen space to enjoy a family meal around the old pine table. The sitting/dinin  …see more

from £85 / night

£370 - £550 / week

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from £85 / night

(8) Excellent 

21

Fleurance holiday farmhouse accommodation

Fleurance / Saint Clar

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A beautiful home, garden and location. We couldn’t ask for more.” We have had the luxury of spending time at Les Guillamaux in 2003/4. The house, garden and pool were wonderful then - they are even better now. There are more beds to accommodate mor  …see more

from £150 / night

£1050 - £1600 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Santa Coloma de Farners holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Girona / Santa Coloma de Farners

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Another VillasBarcelona property, trusted online local villa experts since 1997. The owners speak English but prefer to have me, Charlie, as their booking agent. Intro: Can Saladrigas is a gorgeous property especially recommended for groups with children! This is a ve  …see more

from £257 / night

£1676 - £2513 / week

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from £257 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful farmhouse, perfect for young children” My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of September with our 2 year old son and were joined by our in-laws for part of the week. The farmhouse is ideally located just 5-10 minutes walk from  …see more

from £70 / night

£489 - £899 / week

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from £70 / night

(9) Very Good 

23

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  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £900 / week

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from £100 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in Shirwell with shared pool

Barnstaple / Shirwell

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“A haven of peace in an idyllic rural setting” If you are looking for peace and quiet interrupted only by the gentle cluck of hens or bleating of sheep, then this is the place for you. There was a warm welcome from Clare and Laurence, complete with del  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £695 / week

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from £75 / night

(8) Excellent 

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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  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Xaghra

Island of Gozo / Xaghra

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“A peacefull place in a magic island” Ginette's rental is really nice, in the walls of several centuries, we were welcomed in the best comfort. Full kitchen, perfect for cooking Mediterranean food, a refreshing swimming pool with sun beds to rest, a ba  …see more

from £112 / night

£770 - £1368 / week

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from £112 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Monbazillac

Bergerac / Monbazillac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Beautiful mid-1800s converted stone farmhouse. Three bedrooms, sleeps eight. Twelve kilometres from Bergerac, and just five kilometres from the renowned Chateau and vineyards of Monbazillac. Also close to the medieval Bastide towns of Issigeac and Eymet. The house  …see more

from £65 / night

£500 - £975 / week

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from £65 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Braunston

Northamptonshire / Braunston

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The beautiful two storey Coach House is a self-catering holiday let that sleeps 8 people and is situated in the picturesque grounds of the Bragborough Hall estate - perfect for families or a group of friends to enjoy a special break together, with lots to do on the farm  …see more

from £187 / night

£800 - £1500 / week

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from £187 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in King's Lynn

Norfolk / King's Lynn

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
You can feed our free range chicken and walk in our field , so much wildlife to see and lovely views !  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Dordogne / Montignac

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, stylish and comfortable home for a really relaxing family holiday” We had a wonderful stay at La Vieille Ferme in August. The house is beautiful, stylishly decorated with art throughout, with lovely cool stone floors. It is tucked down a  …see more

from £193 / night

£1350 - £1990 / week

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from £193 / night

(83) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in North Owersby

Market Rasen / North Owersby

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Book this now!” I recently spent a wonderful weekend here with ten girl friends. We try to get away together at least once per year to catch up and relax. I can honestly say its the best rental we've ever had. Nothing was too much trouble for the own  …see more

from £288 / night

£1500 - £2300 / week

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from £288 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Robion

Luberon / Robion

5 11 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Simply enchanting” We rented the house for a family birthday and we had a wonderful time in Provence. The property is fantastic with a nice garden and heated pool. We organized a party for my mum's birthday and the homeowner helped us with catering se  …see more

from £318 / night

£2223 - £3932 / week

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from £318 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Mecklenburg-West Pomerania / Alt Jargenow

3 12 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 23 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £43 / night

£300 - £684 / week

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from £43 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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
PEN Y GRAIG is a comfortable, spacious C19th farmhouse divided into two Wings (The Front Wing & Back Wing) each sleeping 4 + cot. The Loft B&B barn apartment is available for two adults and in an adjacent outbuilding. The FRONT WING has wonderful sea views is q  …see more

from £68 / night

£275 - £613 / week

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from £68 / night

(63) 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
“Special house in an amazing location” Eleven adults stayed at Snowden House, from Friday to Monday, early February for which the house was easily big enough. We had an amazing time and spent much of it soaking up the awe-inspiring views all around us.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1395 - £1600 / week

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from £200 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Keswick

Lake District / Keswick

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The cottage is at foot of local fells,village shop and pubs ,which all do fantastic meals to suit all people,excellent walks for dogs ,and a lovely quiet walk in to the town centre.<br />PLEASE BRING YOUR OWNS,I CAN PROVIDE IF YOU NEED TO.  …see more

from £150 / night

£695 - £1845 / week

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from £150 / night

(23) Excellent 

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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
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Meyssac holiday farmhouse rental

Correze / Meyssac

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with private heated swimming pool and lovely garden close to Meyssac and Collonges la Rouge.  …see more

from £154 / night

£983 - £1787 / week

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from £154 / 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.  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £1550 / week

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from £100 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Pomarance

Province of Pisa / Pomarance

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Ancient country house surrounded by centenarian trees and deep in the rolling hills of Tuscany, allowing you to enjoy a wonderful panorama over the evocative neighboring scenery. Dating back to 1800, it has been recently restored and converted into a very nice and comfo  …see more

from £60 / night

£385 - £761 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Rocchetta

Fabriano / Rocchetta

2 7 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
5 minutes drive to reach the center of Fabriano, a beautiful medieval city renown for the production of paper and watermark. Do not miss a visit to the Museum of Paper and Watermark. 15 minutes you can reach the beautiful Frasassi caves.<br />Staying at “La  …see more

from £55 / night

£385 - £744 / week

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from £55 / night

(25) Excellent 

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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
“Fabulous” A a beautiful spacious house, very clean and well equipped with idyllic views.It includes all the necessities required to have an enjoyable stay. There is a swimming pool and a lovely gardened outside area which provides both sun and shade  …see more

from £98 / night

£684 - £1436 / week

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from £98 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

Kenmare / Gortnaboul

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Detached farmhouse, quiet and secluded, on the slopes of Peakeen Mountain facing south with far reaching views to the Caha Mountains. About 4 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / 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  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £840 / week

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from £45 / night

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Vergt holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Vergt

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four beautiful double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 6). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. Stunning 10m swimming pool set in 11 acres of  …see more

from £150 / night

£1150 - £1580 / week

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from £150 / night

80

Farmhouse rental in Castel San Gimignano with shared pool, golf nearby

San Gimignano / Castel San Gimignano

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Silence, nice countryside, good food.Relax  …see more

from £184 / night

£1154 - £1881 / week

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from £184 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Gieville holiday farmhouse rental

Manche / Gieville

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A lovely covered outside dining area provides a wonderful setting to enjoy your lunch or evening meal. The enclosed front garden is a great sun trap and great to while away a lazy afternoon or if your feeling energetic why not explore the rear garden and fields .<br  …see more

from £65 / night

£338 - £509 / week

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from £65 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Corse-du-Sud / Cargese

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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from £68 / night

£473 / week

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from £68 / night

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Vosges / Ferdrupt

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £69 / night

£257 - £428 / week

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from £69 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Marciac holiday farmhouse rental

Marciac / Courties

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Amazing!” We have been staying in gites all over France for years and this is by far one of the best. The house is very well equipped, very clean and has plenty of space. There are a number of places to sit outside and eat/enjoy a drink. The pool is w  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1550 / week

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Farmhouse rental in Stara Moravica

Vojvodina / Stara Moravica

3 8 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Village House with Orchard Stara Moravica, Vojvodina, SerbiaThis lovely house in a fascinating location is available for rent. A fully renovated traditional village house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dining room, comfortable reception, spacious hallway and cell  …see more

from £39 / night

£223 - £582 / week

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from £39 / night