Rural retreats ❘ Holiday cottages in the UK and abroad

Rural retreats (1907)

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 Saint-Remy-de-Provence with swimming pool

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

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £204 / night

£1423 - £2199 / week

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from £204 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Lesignac-Durand

Charente / Lesignac-Durand

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(31) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Amlwch

Amlwch / Bull Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Great holiday home” Great house with good amenities. Very peaceful location, the walk along the coastal path was beautiful. All of Anglesey was easy to access from here. We had a lovely holiday and would return without hesitation.
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from £85 / night

£550 - £750 / week

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from £85 / 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
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from £150 / night

£695 - £1650 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hautefort

Dordogne / Hautefort

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fabulous country getaway for a relaxing holiday” We stayed here for 10 days in May 2014 with a group of friends and had a lovely holiday. The property is old with plenty of character and has been very thoughtfully renovated to provide a comfortable
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from £143 / night

£1000 - £1500 / week

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from £143 / night

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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 £88 / night

£610 / week

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from £88 / 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 £173 / night

£690 - £1069 / week

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from £173 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Llangwm

Haverfordwest / Llangwm

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect House for a family get together” Great Nash House is in a great setting with lovely walks in nearby woods. The house is really well equipped didn't want for anything. Lovely beaches a short drive away Castles nearby we all enjoyed exploring in
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from £150 / night

£500 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / 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

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Farmhouse letting in Viersat

Creuse / Viersat

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £43 / night

£300 - £350 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Itzac holiday farmhouse rental

Cordes-sur-Ciel / Itzac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 180 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £215 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse accommodation

Cornwall / Gorran Haven

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Matha

Charente-Maritime / Matha

4 6 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly

from £78 / night

£906 / week

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from £78 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Weymouth / Wyke Regis

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Great for families comfortable” We loved Dorset and the house proved to be a useful base. It was attractive although there were a few signs of damp in one of the bedrooms. we were surprised that it was in the middle of housing development but that did
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from £185 / night

£1295 - £1775 / week

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from £185 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hesdin

Hesdin / Vieil Hesdin

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 38 km
  • Child friendly
“Peace and Tranquility” This is the second time we have stayed at Maison St. Collette. I had a week on my own, pure joy, and was then joined by my son and his P.A. The property is spacious and ideal for my son, who is a full time wheelchair user, it al
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from £85 / night

£525 - £730 / week

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from £85 / 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

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Sintra

Sintra / Albarraque

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £207 / night

£1337 - £1871 / week

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from £207 / 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

(3) Very Good 

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Chamberet holiday farmhouse rental

Correze / Chamberet

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Private garden

from £57 / night

£259 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Riparbella holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Pisa / Riparbella

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £52 / night

£337 / week

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from £52 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard holiday farmhouse rental

Charente / Montmoreau-Saint-Cybard

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“a beautiful retreat” a genuine retreat run by genuine caring people. If you would like to get away from it all and take in some beautiful French countryside this is the place to do it in an impeccable property.
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from £200 / night

£750 - £1450 / week

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from £200 / 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 - £790 / week

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from £120 / night

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Farmhouse rental in La Chataigneraie

Vendee / La Chataigneraie

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £110 / night

£770 - £1100 / week

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from £110 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lanouaille

Lanouaille / Payzac

3 6 4 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“What a amazing little place !” A beautiful house it has every think u need, the owner was very helpful with any information we needed. We tock are 15month old daughter and it had everything we need for her Already there and was very child friendly. Th
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from £57 / night

£302 - £470 / week

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from £57 / night

(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

from £87 / night

£345 - £604 / week

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from £87 / night

(23) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday farmhouse in Ennis

County Clare / Ennis

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly

Certificate of Excellence

from £65 / night

£354 - £526 / week

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from £65 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Coutances

Manche / Coutances

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely gite, highly recommend” We had a fabulous weeks holiday here. The gite was spacious and so clean and full of light. Everything we needed was provided and the owner was very kind and helpful. The local area was lovely and we explored widely.
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from £80 / night

£470 - £570 / week

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from £80 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Balme

Savoie / La Balme

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly

from £18 / night

£121 - £242 / week

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from £18 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Arezzo / Anghiari

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £234 / night

£1638 - £1897 / week

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from £234 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Civitella Casanova holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Pescara / Civitella Casanova

5 13 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £26 / night

£182 / week

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from £26 / night

(65) Excellent 

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Ballarat holiday farmhouse rental

Victoria / Ballarat

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Serenity and relaxation” We spent the Easter break at Galwiyi homestead. It meet all our expectations. A large home very clean and very well equipped. We enjoyed our walks, yabbying and at night toasting marshmallows around the outside fire pit. It wa
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from £57 / night

£400 - £1657 / week

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from £57 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Province of Perugia / Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £328 / night

£2295 - £2695 / week

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from £328 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Helston

Cornwall / Helston

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Best self catering holiday in Cornwall” We had a wonderful time,The Old Farmhouse was ideal,large and spacious with all your requirements for self catering. The hosts Patrick and Tracey were there if you needed them and very helpful in recommending pl
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from £66 / night

£400 - £1300 / week

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from £66 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Seyches with swimming pool

Lot-et-Garonne / Seyches

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Serene Tranquillity with Stunning Views” We stayed at the beautifully located Villa “Damouran” in July 2016. The Villa is set high, affording it sublime 180 degrees views across the southern panorama, coupled with that golden sound track of “silence”
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from £108 / night

£750 - £1600 / week

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from £108 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Anneville en Saire

Barfleur / Anneville en Saire

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Normandy Holiday” This was our second stay at Hameau de la Ville, the first being back in 2006. We had a warm welcome from Tom & Anthony with a bottle of wine, and the heating had been put on through the house. The house is basic but clean. We made fu
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from £78 / night

£388 - £625 / week

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from £78 / night

(3) Excellent 

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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

from £40 / night

£280 - £350 / week

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from £40 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Cenarth

Carmarthenshire / Cenarth

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £125 / night

£525 - £880 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Lanivet

Bodmin / Lanivet

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“WOW” we arrived early and a quick phone call to the owner gave us an in time so a day out driving around sight seeing , at 4 we arrived at the house and were greeted by the owners, a quick tour and phone numbers exchanged if we needed anything, i foun
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from £220 / night

£1600 - £1950 / week

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from £220 / 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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from £100 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Gualdo

Province of Macerata / Gualdo

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Delightful property with every comfort” This is a very comfortable and beautifully renovated property in a quiet, relaxing location. It is close to Gualdo, which has all the amenities required i.e., bank, butcher, grocers and a restaurant all within
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from £75 / night

£500 - £900 / week

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from £75 / night

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