Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1936)

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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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  …see more

from £94 / night

£653 / week

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from £94 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fornells de la Selva

Province of Girona / Fornells de la Selva

9 24 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful vacation in Catalonia” We were five families from Sweden with children from 3-12 years of age. We really enjoyed our stay at Casanova de Ferrando. The house had everything we needed, and the garden with the pool was absolutely perfect. The l  …see more

from £323 / night

£2098 - £3234 / week

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from £323 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with tennis court in Crulai

Orne / Crulai

4 9 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“A very peaceful holiday” A lovely place to stay -so peaceful and quiet. Very relaxing. The garden is beautiful with pool, tennis court and other games all close by. The house was just right for us with evrything you might need. We were made to feel ve  …see more

from £128 / night

£382 - £1187 / week

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from £128 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in La Vall de Bianya

Province of Girona / La Vall de Bianya

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“a great location for a vacation with children” We stayed in this house for a week with 3 kids 9, 7 & 3 and had a great time. The house is huge and can easily accommodate 8 and more. We especially enjoyed all of the outdoor games that were in the house  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 - £1365 / week

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from £128 / 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
“An Amazing Place - return visit booked” I booked the stay for my wifes 40th birthday, firstly as a country get away and secondly because of the size of the property we could bring plenty of family and friends. I was looking forward to the break so muc  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(2) Excellent 

47

Sintra Municipality / Mem Martins

7 21 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £847457600 / night

£5932203200 / week

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from £847457600 / night

(1) Very Good 

18

Holiday farmhouse in Ginals

Tarn-et-Garonne / Ginals

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Fully modernised 18th century stone-built Quercy farmhouse in sunny position with balcony for al fresco meals. Large secluded garden bordering the River Seye  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £495 / week

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from £50 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Gorron holiday farmhouse rental

Mayenne / Gorron

5 12 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
“It was everything that we hoped it would be” The house and facilities were absolutely fabulous, giving us a wonderful, carefree, happy extended family break, including a special birthday celebration for one of our members - Dorn even left a birthday c  …see more

from £250 / night

£750 - £1500 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Odsherred Municipality / Nykobing Sjaelland

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
Stupendous blue flag beaches nearby. Welcoming and idyllic house, tea pavilion, Internet and WIFI, BBQ, cycling, tennis, municipal swimming pool with sauna, amusement and water park, three golf courses, local Zoo, Horse riding, fishing. Copenhagen 60 min.  …see more

from £161 / night

£963 / week

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from £161 / night

(55) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Collorus

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

£297 - £594 / week

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from £43 / night

(23) Excellent 

28

Holiday farmhouse in Hawes

Yorkshire Dales National Park / Hawes

4 6 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Best cottage we have ever stayed in!” The cottage was perfect, the views amazing. Owners very friendly. We loved it so much we have rebooked for next year, first time we have gone back to the same place twice.  …see more

from £66 / night

£460 - £980 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Excellent 

19

Allier / Herisson

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £212 / night

£806 - £1229 / week

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from £212 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse with shared pool in Uzzano

Province of Pistoia / Uzzano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Separate house, in front of traditional restored farmhouse, surrounded by greenery and olive grove in the beautiful Tuscan hills (180 m s.l.m.) between Pescia and Montecatini Terme (7 km). Not far from the major art cities of Tuscany: Florence (50 km), Lucca (30 km), P  …see more

from £43 / night

£255 - £323 / week

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from £43 / night

(4) Excellent 

31

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  …see more

from £77 / night

£382 - £615 / week

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from £77 / night

(7) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Riberac

Dordogne / Riberac

5 8 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
“Brilliant place, stunning location, great holiday!” My wife and two grown up sons have spent the last two years at Chez Dizier for a week’s holiday. Apart from the stunning scenery of the surrounding area the property has all that you could wish for w  …see more

from £56 / night

£392 - £1400 / week

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from £56 / night

(3) Excellent 

20

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 £255 / night

£1662 - £2492 / week

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from £255 / night

(34) Excellent 

20

York holiday farmhouse let

North Yorkshire / York

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely for a short break... wish it was longer” Had a fantastic time and the Annex is lovely. Very peaceful and comfortable, will definitely look to book it again.  …see more

from £100 / night

£600 - £720 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

14

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.  …see more

from £180 / night

£750 - £1000 / week

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from £180 / night

(6) Excellent 

19

Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Umbertide

Province of Perugia / Umbertide

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“La Palazzina - top of the hill” So if you like new and purpose built accomodation with a throbbing night life and twenty four hour facilities La Palazzina is not for you. But what it does offer is a charming, quite and well provisioned villa on the  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 - £2200 / week

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from £200 / 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  …see more

from £450 / night

£1450 - £4950 / week

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from £450 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

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

(2) Excellent 

25

Holiday farmhouse in Slapton

Devon / Slapton

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Our farmhouse is 5 mins drive from the coast and 1 mile outside the picturesque village of Slapton. The house is very spacious, easily accommodating 8 people with 2 living rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen, dining room and the added bonus of a large studio/tv room on the  …see more

from £260 / night

£1820 - £1960 / week

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from £260 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Gharb

Island of Gozo / Gharb

4 11 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“So relaxing !” Spent a weekend at this farmhouse and it was superb ! Besides its location, and the farmhouse in itself, what really hit is is the cleanliness of the place. Well done Jesmond and wife. Such a wonderful young couple! I highly recommend t  …see more

from £85 / night

£594 - £1362 / week

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from £85 / night

(9) Excellent 

39

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 £64 / night

£335 - £505 / week

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from £64 / night

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Farmhouse rental in Buoux with swimming pool

Luberon / Buoux

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 80 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A super, traditional old mas in the heart of the Luberon national park with stunning views and a private pool................  …see more

from £207 / night

£1445 - £2543 / week

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from £207 / night

(1) Excellent 

11

Fortingall holiday farmhouse rental

Perth and Kinross / Fortingall

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
Balnald Farmhouse is an impressive residence set in a small cluster of houses down a private drive, near the historic village of Fortingall and just 8 miles from Aberfeldy in Perthshire. This traditional B-listed house dates back to 1886 and was designed by the well-k  …see more

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2500 / week

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from £165 / 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
This lovely rural stone farm house has all the rustic charm of French country living with plenty of space, tranquility and full of character. All your troubles will be easily left behind once you arrive, as the setting is on a quiet lane with plenty of surrounding farml  …see more

from £50 / night

£325 - £600 / week

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from £50 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Madiran with swimming pool

Hautes-Pyrenees / Madiran

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • 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  …see more

from £285 / night

£1300 - £2500 / week

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from £285 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Babell holiday farmhouse rental

Holywell / Babell

7 14 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
This spacious farmhouse is perfect for families or groups. Situated on a quiet working farm and surrounded by wonderful countryside, it is less than 6 miles from the North Wales coast.  …see more

from £421 / night

£1420 - £2085 / week

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from £421 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Dyffryn Ardudwy

Gwynedd / Dyffryn Ardudwy

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Birthday, Anniversary and NYE” Just had 5 fantastic days\ nights in 2 cottages with a group of friends. The 4 bed and 3 bed farmhouse cottages were perfect for our group of 10 adults, 2 dogs, a teenager and a 2 year old! The downstairs, disabled ensui  …see more

from £82 / night

£570 - £1165 / week

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from £82 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Baltimore

County Cork / Baltimore

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on large elevated site and enjoying fine outlook over west Cork countryside towards Roaring Water Bay and Mount Gabriel (1339ft).  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Elgin

Moray / Elgin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Fabulous house perfect setting” Loved the house perfect for a family get together the rooms are so cosy and kitchen is perfect for all the family to enjoy. Loved the amazing big bathroom could have stayed in there all day. The setting is amazing to w  …see more

from £115 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Pietralunga

Province of Perugia / Pietralunga

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
La Rondinaia - peaceful rural 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with pool, fast internet wifi. Beautifully restored, spacious with all comforts & stunning views of the Umbrian landscape. Pietralunga & Citta di Castello can be reached in 15 and 20 minutes respectively.  …see more

from £190 / night

£1030 - £1966 / week

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from £190 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A beautiful slice of Pembroke with style and art to match” From the moment we walked into the house we could sense that this had been done with someone with real style and an appreciation of art. As it turns out the house has been restored by the arti  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £75 / night

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Province of Girona / Pontos

6 21 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 21
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

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from £212 / night

£933 - £2229 / week

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from £212 / 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
Set in 10 acres with 200m of private river bank, safe distance away from house for child saftey. Very quiet.  …see more

from £150 / night

£1000 - £2150 / week

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from £150 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Province of South Tyrol / Lappago

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

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from £68 / night

£475 - £689 / week

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from £68 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Province of Trapani / Castellammare del Golfo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

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from £26 / night

£178 / week

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from £26 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Santa Lucija

Kercem / Santa Lucija

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Relaxation Meditation Retreat PeacefulRewinding Admiring nature Very quiet area Good for small weddings Family holidayWalking holidayAway from it all<br />This is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday - away from it all....!!  …see more

from £129 / night

£873 - £1791 / week

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from £129 / 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
  • Pet friendly
Fully renovated farmhouse with lot of character and beautiful views located in a spectacular relaxing place in the country from La Bisbal del Penedes (Land of wineyards), just 15 km from the beaches near Tarragona (Costa Dorada), where you can find lots of restaurants a  …see more

from £106 / night

£212 - £509 / week

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from £106 / night