Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1888)

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 with swimming pool in Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

Herault / Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 75 km
  • Swimming pool
“Idyllic Getaway in the Haut Languedoc” This was our third stay at La Fumade, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The weather this time of year is stunning, the house is comfortable, spacious, beautifully renovated, and easily accommodates tw
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from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Grand Brassac

Dordogne / Grand Brassac

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
“An opportunity to be totally cut off in fairytale country” Very nice accomondation in a beautiful rural landscape. Perfect for socializing and slowing down. Not all generations like being cut off from telephones and internet though...one should be awa
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from £100 / night

£450 - £1125 / week

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avg. 3 hours 39 minutes

from £100 / 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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avg. 2 hours 24 minutes

from £50 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence holiday farmhouse rental

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

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£1363 - £1611 / week

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avg. 3 hours 52 minutes

from £195 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Tarragona / La Bisbal del Penedes

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £45 / night

£222 - £531 / week

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avg. 2 hours 42 minutes

from £45 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Gensac

Gensac / Claribes

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“An idyllic location to escape and explore” This was a return visit for us and our two children (5 and 1). We love the peaceful and safe setting of the house - the children loved running between the vines. The house itself is really well equipped. T
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from £177 / night

£708 - £1098 / week

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from £177 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Susmiou

Bearn / Susmiou

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely area, very comfortable house and very helpful owners next door.” The house is well equipped and very comfortable with good outside space for eating and relaxing. Supermarket and baker within walking distance. Shona and Ken are very helpful and
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from £80 / night

£470 - £744 / week

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from £80 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Poasito

Poas Volcano National Park / Poasito

5 20 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 98 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

22

Cloghane holiday farmhouse accommodation

Dingle Peninsula / Cloghane

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £103 / night

£719 / week

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(6) Very Good 

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Castelnau-Magnoac holiday farmhouse rental

Hautes-Pyrenees / Castelnau-Magnoac

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Rural France with art tuition if desired” I really enjoyed staying at this farmhouse just outside a tiny hamlet in a very rural area of France. The views of the Pyrenees arer stunning and I found Paul and Asha to be very caring hosts. I spent my days
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from £29 / night

£200 / week

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avg. 1 hour 3 minutes

from £29 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hesdin

Hesdin / Cavron St Martin

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Family fun in fabulous France” The size of this house was a real surprise, the photos do not do this great property justice. Large, spacious and comfortable for a relaxing holiday in this quiet rural village. We made very good use of the super kitch
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from £104 / night

£725 / week

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from £104 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Saint-Genies holiday farmhouse rental

Dordogne / Saint-Genies

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £76 / night

£527 - £1284 / week

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from £76 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Teviothead

Hawick / Teviothead

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house in beautiful surroundings” We were all very impressed with the size of the house and the facilities on offer - the hot tub and barbecue were well used and there was plenty of space for the children to play. The surrounding area is picture
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from £300 / night

£1200 - £2600 / week

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from £300 / night

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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
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £71 / night

£496 / week

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avg. 3 hours 59 minutes

from £71 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Hautes-Alpes / Ribiers

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £228 / night

£1593 - £2655 / week

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avg. 3 hours 15 minutes

from £228 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Alyth

Perth and Kinross / Alyth

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Awesome place to stay” A wonderful house to stay whilst visiting Scotland. Everything you need for a few days away at your finger tips. The owners were great. Location is perfect - away from the towns, but close enough to pop in and get everything you
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from £150 / night

£400 - £800 / week

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avg. 2 hours 49 minutes

from £150 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Inistioge holiday farmhouse rental

County Kilkenny / Inistioge

4 11 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Ms” Excellent accommodation and setting beautiful. Would highly recommend for a relaxing stay with great nature walks and village only a short distance away. Will definitely be repeating the experience!
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from £200 / night

£1372 - £1992 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Radicofani with swimming pool

Province of Siena / Radicofani

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £142 / night

£602 - £947 / week

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from £142 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“A perfect family holiday” There is plenty of room and more to spare for our party of 14 with ages from 5 – 76 years. The house has a huge living room overlooking the pool, and with three bathrooms plus one en suite in the gite, there were no queues.
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from £100 / night

£1285 - £1985 / week

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(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Loro Piceno

Province of Macerata / Loro Piceno

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable with glorious views, aromatic herbal gardens leading to pool” One of the best villas we have stayed in, well stocked kitchen with wine to buy cupboard , clean and well thought out. market town just a few minutes by car, has everything you
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from £58 / night

£400 - £875 / week

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from £58 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Farmhouse letting in Itzac with swimming pool

Cordes-sur-Ciel / Itzac

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Best holiday” One of the best times my husband and I have had. Accomodation is excellent , countryside and surrounding towns are beautiful and Colin and Janet are two of the best , friendly people you could meet, was sad to leave. The walks are really
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from £75 / night

£300 - £1792 / week

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avg. 3 hours 17 minutes

from £75 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Chard

Somerset / Chard

6 17 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Luxury bunkhouse style accommodation - great for group of friends” I've just returned from a low-fi hen weekend at Magdalen's Farmhouse and it was a brilliant place. The Farmhouse was affordable and way more comfortable that I had expected, plus we ha
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from £310 / night

£2170 / week

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from £310 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Isola d'Arbia

Siena / Isola d'Arbia

2 6 Min stay varies

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

from £95 / night

£416 - £1134 / week

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from £95 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Plouhinec

Finistere / Plouhinec

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

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(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

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from £89 / night

£354 - £620 / week

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avg. 2 hours 27 minutes

from £89 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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 £220 / night

£1500 - £2150 / week

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avg. 2 hours 26 minutes

from £220 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 8 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful cannot fault it” Myself, my fiance our daughter and two friends stayed here for a week from the 28th of Dec until the 4th of Jan. We had an absolutely fantastic time even though we spent a whole day without power, a road collapsing at one si
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from £120 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £120 / night

(9) Excellent 

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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
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from £150 / night

£1250 - £1600 / week

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(9) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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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

Certificate of Excellence

from £95 / night

£650 / week

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(4) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Ponte de Lima

Viana do Castelo District / Ponte de Lima

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £102 / night

£682 / week

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from £102 / night

(8) Very Good 

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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

from £90 / night

£405 - £600 / week

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from £90 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Saint-Antonin Noble Val / Verfeil

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely property - tranquil with stunning views” Pech du Fournel is set in a remote but beautiful location. The property is large - we were two families with five children & teens - and we had plenty of space. It is well equipped with everything you'd
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from £129 / night

£900 - £1250 / week

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from £129 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Crouttes

Orne / Crouttes

4 9 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £98 / night

£589 / week

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from £98 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Barntown

County Wexford / Barntown

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Comfortable home from home.” We were bowled over by this house! The layout was amazing and the space the children had was just fantastic. The day room (at the back of the property) was our favourite! The kitchen has all of your every day needs...along
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from £76 / night

£527 - £638 / week

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from £76 / night

(10) Excellent 

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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 £93 / night

£558 - £868 / week

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from £93 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in San Lawrenz

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £93 / night

£651 - £1177 / week

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from £93 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lucca

Province of Lucca / Lucca

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £62 / night

£399 / week

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from £62 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cravans

Charente-Maritime / Cravans

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Absolutely excellent and very relaxing” Fantastic, best holiday I've had in a long time. Clean house, lovely surroundings and the swimming pool was very good for someone with arthritis!
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from £280 / night

£2100 - £2495 / week

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avg. 3 hours 25 minutes

from £280 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Ski farmhouse to rent in Lannemezan

Hautes-Pyrenees / Lannemezan

10 28 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 200 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
“Good for larger groups and families - in a great area” We stayed here in February with friends and our respective teenage children. The trip was for skiing in St Lary, which is quite close, and we have stayed before, in the summer, for cycling, walkin
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from £450 / night

£2850 - £5970 / week

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from £450 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Montabot

Manche / Montabot

5 6 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Brilliant base for a short stay in Normandy” L'Hamel Riche is a lovely barn cottage with five double bedrooms so lots of room for several families and their children. We went for a say in October half term as the children were studying WW2 and we want
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from £130 / night

£650 / week

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