Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1937)

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 in Piazza Armerina

Province of Enna / Piazza Armerina

1 3 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Located on a hill in a panoramic position surrounded by greenery and a few minutes from the center of Piazza Armerina. It offers rooms with tv, wifi, heating, private bathroom, air conditioning and panoramic views. Guests have access to a swimming pool with solarium.  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Sant'Arcangelo

Magione / Sant'Arcangelo

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
Agriturismo in tiny village close to the most famous cities of art of both Tuscany and Umbria2 Room, living room with divan beds, kitchenette corner, balcony, bathroom with shower, double bedroom and divan bed50 mqCountry House - Trattoria- Enoteca. In a  …see more

from £41 / night

£280 / week

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from £41 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Rome

Rome / Castelli Romani

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Welcome to Villa Baiera, on the hills of Frascati, between Rome and the Ciampino airport; a friendly and well established guest house in a quiet residential avenue, overlooking beautiful countryside of vineyards and olives.The apartment is comfortably furnishe  …see more

from £50 / night

£306 / week

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Saint-Etienne-de-Villereal

Lot-et-Garonne / Saint-Etienne-de-Villereal

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
This charming 4-bedroom farmhouse enjoys a wonderfully peaceful location with glorious countryside views. The 14th century local village church with its spectacular bell tower can be clearly seen. This exceptional property has recently undergone a loving renovation to p  …see more

from £170 / night

£1187 - £1865 / week

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from £170 / night

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Calatafimi-Segesta holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Trapani / Calatafimi-Segesta

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
Romantic country house for two in unspoilt rural environment, near the Temple and the Theater of Segesta, in Sicily, for winter holidays from november throughout the end of march.Leather sofa in front of a fireplace, and green country all around. Barbecue and oven. Coo  …see more

from £68 / night

£424 / week

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Coreglia Antelminelli

Province of Lucca / Coreglia Antelminelli

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Il Vecchio Mulino is a converted 17C watermill with private pool on riverside  …see more

from £89 / night

£595 - £1395 / week

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from £89 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Denice

Province of Alessandria / Denice

9 42 1 night min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 42
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
Large and charming ancient farmhouse, with beautiful pool, plounged in the green of Piedmont hills, isolated but not far from all services. Amazing panormas, 12 rooms and 7 bathrooms. Ideal for large groups of friends or families who rent the whole house  …see more

from £424 / night

£1695 - £6678 / week

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from £424 / night

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Sinalunga holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Siena / Sinalunga

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
Nice farmhouse and outbuilding dating back to 17th century which have been tastefully restored preserving the ancient charm, beauty and the original architectural features like the beamed ceilings and the terracotta-tiled floors. Located between the Val d'Orcia and  …see more

from £212 / night

£1526 - £1992 / week

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from £212 / night

15

Province of Foggia / Ischitella

12 24 5 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£594 / week

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from £85 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Confolens

Charente / Confolens

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
La Grange du Noyer can be found on the outskirts of a small hamlet surrounded by farmland with tremendous views of the Vienne river. It's idyllic location makes it perfect for a truly relaxing holiday. From the house it is just a short drive to the nearest market t  …see more

from £72 / night

£499 - £700 / week

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from £72 / night

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Province of Siena / Pienza

4 11 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 95 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £297 / night

£1780 - £2992 / week

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from £297 / night

19

Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Florence / Rignano sull'Arno

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Relax by the pool or outside having leisurely lunches or dinner on the newly rebuilt stone piazza, and getting to know the local area.  …see more

from £252 / night

£1760 / week

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from £252 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Gualdo

Province of Macerata / Gualdo

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Restored Farmhouse in Le Marche. Very Peaceful, with Private Pool And Lovely Views.Location In Rolling Countryside, 2 Minutes Drive From Nearest Village.Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) All En-Suite.  …see more

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(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Semoussac with swimming pool

Charente-Maritime / Semoussac

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Charming and peaceful location, clean and comfortable, easily accessible to towns and beaches.  …see more

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Holiday farmhouse in Canossa

Province of Reggio Emilia / Canossa

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Choose this beautiful Farmhouse for a wonderful holiday in the Appennino Reggiano of Italy. It is Luxurious and very Spacious in a Typical Italian style. Situated in the heart of the Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Lambrusco area. Amazing restaurants closeby.&  …see more

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Holiday farmhouse in Cowbridge

Vale of Glamorgan / Cowbridge

7 12 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our large Farmhouse offers Superior accommodation for self catering, boasting 6-7 bedrooms. Ideal for people working away from home. THIS PROPERTY MAKES A PERFECT BASE FOR GROUPS WORKING IN THE AREA AND ARE MOST WELCOMED BY TINA.  …see more

from £129 / night

£900 / week

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from £129 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fores

Province of Tarragona / Fores

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“A beautiful apartment in an idyllic village” This was a fantastic break and I only wish I had booked for longer. The apartment was wonderful with everything supplied - even a pizza oven! There were books, games, t.v. and d.v.d.s, compact dics and comf  …see more

from £38 / night

£255 - £1156 / week

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from £38 / night

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Province of Florence / Montaione

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets

 …see more

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Huercal-Overa holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Almeria / Huercal-Overa

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The farmhouse is located in the small village of El Puertecico in the Andalucian Hills. The village ahas approximately 170 residents and is 15 minutes north of Huercal Overa. The Casita has original wood beams and tiled floor.  …see more

from £30 / night

£195 - £295 / week

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from £30 / night

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Province of Reggio Emilia / Toano

4 7 Min stay varies

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

 …see more

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Holiday farmhouse in Scauri, Pantelleria

Pantelleria / Scauri, Pantelleria

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
a real architectural treasure hidden in luscious park facing the wildest and most beautiful coast of Pantelleria's island.Luxury accommodation for a group of 8 with private swimming pool<br />Dammuso Grande of part of a larger 12 hectares estate named Tenuta  …see more

from £424 / night

£2967 - £6950 / week

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from £424 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Sao Bras de Alportel / Cova da Muda

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Quiet rustic farmhouse near Sao Bras de Alportel, Eastern Algarve, sleeps 6-8, with private pool exclusive to guests, rural setting and mountain views, includes house laptop and free wifi, large eat-in kitchen, al fresco dining, away from it all but near all amenities.&  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 - £2250 / week

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from £100 / night

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Ambert holiday farmhouse rental

Puy-de-Dome / Ambert

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
At Pradis 'outdoor paradise' you can relax, unwind and discover the natural beauty of this rural part of France, far away from traffic and industry, only the noise of the wind, birds, crickets and now and than a snorting horse..<br />Small professional  …see more

from £73 / night

£458 / week

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from £73 / night

24

Farmhouse rental in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
LOW OCCUPANCY RATES (4 GUESTS OR LESS) & SHORT BREAKS AVAILABLE (not including school holidays) (From £395 70% 3 nights, 80% 4 nights - MINIMUM 3 nights) - please email for details.Nanquidno House is a very special place. You can lose your heart to it. It is  …see more

from £132 / night

£500 - £1375 / week

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from £132 / night

14

Saint Privat holiday farmhouse let

Lodeve / Saint Privat

2 6 6 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Our property is ideal for those who appreciate silence and isolation. Perfect for any kind of "retreat", maybe writers, artists or musicians for example. Families with children will also appreciate the seclusion, as the house is situated in the middle of 10 h  …see more

from £81 / night

£564 / week

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from £81 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Civitella Messer Raimondo ski farmhouse to rent.

Civitella Messer Raimondo / Frazione Gallo

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Wow! Stunning scenery, remote location” Wow. What a get away, certainly gives you some headspace out of the hustle and bustle of the 21st century. Wonderful location, stunning scenery and very accommodating and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommen  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 / week

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from £40 / night

14

Holiday farmhouse in Urbino

Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Urbino

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The food and wine in this region are of the highest quality, many of which are awarded by quality certifications, such as the Casciotta cheese and truffles.  …see more

from £85 / night

£509 / week

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from £85 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Le Biot

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min

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from £43 / night

£255 / week

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from £43 / night

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Province of Siena / Torrita di Siena

7 11 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £309 / night

£2162 / week

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from £309 / night

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Province of Pistoia / Cantagrillo

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

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from £68 / night

£475 / week

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from £68 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Mallwyd

Dolgellau / Mallwyd

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Bryn Clefion Hall is steeped in history and tradition and was once the hub of a bustling rural community. Situated on the banks of the River Clefion in the valleys of the Cambrian Mountains the house languishes in its own gardens including an arboretum. The hall has bee  …see more

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Province of Arezzo / Castiglion Fiorentino

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £98 / night

£678 - £755 / week

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from £98 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cours-De-Monsegur

Gironde / Cours-De-Monsegur

3 4 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Come and relax in our beautifully restored French farmhouse situated in the heart of Aquitaine. Capture the moment as well as well as the imagination. 3 spacious bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, seperate laundry and covered parking. Room to entertain a big family - you  …see more

from £149 / night

£1017 / week

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Balestrate holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Palermo / Balestrate

2 5 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Case del Carrubo is an ancient Sicilian tenement formerly in the service of the workers in the country. Family owned since 1790 Ferrara was recently renovated obtaining inside two beautiful and comfortable apartments with a Mediterranean flavor.  …see more

from £60 / night

£424 / week

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from £60 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Orvieto

Orvieto / Orvieto

2 7 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
A large and comfortable house welcomes you at any time of the year. It will become for the duration of your stay your true home, surrounded by lush greenery. In your kitchen you can, if you wish, prepare your own meals, having a significant savings.  …see more

from £34 / night

£238 / week

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from £34 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Province of Ancona / Morro d'Alba

4 4 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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(2) Excellent 

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Newtown holiday farmhouse rental

Isle of Wight / Newtown

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Wonderful old farmhouse, 'oozing' character, situated on a 'working farm'. The accommodation is well presented including a 'cosy' lounge with an 'Inglenook' fireplace & a 'farmhouse style' kitchen with it's Wels  …see more

from £71 / night

£495 - £1250 / week

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from £71 / night

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Alessano holiday farmhouse accommodation

Province of Lecce / Alessano

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
Old country house ,it is at 5 km from the sea with beautiful views his old village and the countryside.Surrounded by a large garden and several terraces and patios are ideal for a period of relaxation  …see more

from £43 / night

£43 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Province of Siena / Chiusdino

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

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from £106 / night

£738 - £806 / week

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from £106 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Scicli

Province of Ragusa / Scicli

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This pretty, small, typical Sicilian country house is located just outside of Scicli and is certainly a romantic getaway for couples.<br />From here you can go to visit the beautiful baroque towns of Modica , Ragusa and Noto.  …see more

from £28 / night

£187 - £475 / week

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from £28 / night