Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1946)

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 shared pool in Cereste

Luberon / Cereste

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Domaine de La Bastidonne in Céreste en Luberon : Very quiet property of 4.5 hectares (organic farmhouse) in the prettiest part of the Luberon. "Gîte de France" : 3 *, 25 km from Roussillon, Bonnieux, Gordes, Manosque or Forcalquier, 70 km from Avi  …see more

from £115 / night

£571 - £1579 / week

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from £115 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Maurens

Dordogne / Maurens

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
“Excellent - would recommend!” Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was  …see more

from £84 / night

£286 - £527 / week

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from £84 / night

(6) Very Good 

22

Farmhouse rental in Mont-Saint-Michel

Manche / Mont-Saint-Michel

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“everything was really perfect” Very nice renovated farmhouse. Luxery . The land is fantastic with the lake and animals around . very many rabbits . I highly recommand this for people who like countryside, calm and resting .  …see more

from £75 / night

£495 - £995 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Kirriemuir

Angus / Kirriemuir

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Family and pet friendly home with dining kitchen, large lounge with wood burning stove and snug tv room also with wood burning stove. Very spacious garden grounds with ample parking. Angus glens are accessible and good road links to Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and local g  …see more

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / 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
Charming white stone farmhouse and Gite on the side of a hill, peering over a beautifully situated Roman ended 12x6 pool, 3 ha of meadow and orchard. Delazens offers privacy and tranquillity set in the 'Golden Triangle', with its rolling hills, garlanded by vi  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £2250 / week

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from £215 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Province of Pesaro and Urbino / Urbino

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly

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from £88 / night

£615 - £676 / week

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from £88 / night

(5) Very Good 

23

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
“It was a fantastic holiday” The house is a perfect place for families and friends. The garden is very big, so there is space for playing ball games. It`s a bit out of town, so nobody fells disturbed by the noise of screeming children. If you need sh  …see more

from £334 / night

£2172 - £3347 / week

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from £334 / night

(5) Excellent 

20

Holiday farmhouse in John O'Groats

Caithness and Sutherland / John O'Groats

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent” A beautiful farmhouse, tastefully decorated and furnished. There were so many special touches. We had the most fabulous Christmas there. The views are spectacular and just a short walk from the coast and a wonderful view over to the Orkneys  …see more

from £84 / night

£585 - £645 / week

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from £84 / night

(23) Excellent 

21

Holiday farmhouse in Castlemartin

Pembrokeshire / Castlemartin

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
“Pembroke's Finest” BigMaca, Warrington, UK "Having Been to Pembroke many times this Cottage has to be at the top of the list for the best Holiday cottage rental in the area. A perfect holiday base whether your into walking, cycling, surfing or  …see more

from £75 / night

£490 - £1199 / week

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from £75 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Le Ham holiday farmhouse rental

Mayenne / Le Ham

3 10 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Relaxing peaceful holiday in lovely countryside” We spent a very relaxing two weeks at La Maison Longere with our family of adults, teenagers and younger child. It is in a lovely area, nice and peaceful but only a short drive to the nearest supermarke  …see more

from £43 / night

£300 - £500 / week

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from £43 / night

55

Province of Siena / Cetona

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £106 / night

£615 - £746 / week

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from £106 / night

24

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

(10) Excellent 

37

Haut-Rhin / Labaroche

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+

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from £176 / night

£1106 - £1229 / week

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from £176 / night

(41) Excellent 

23

Alora holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“An undiscovered gem....” 45 mins from Malaga airport and you'd think you'd landed on planet fabulous. To say that Finca Fenix is a beautiful, boutique hideaway is an understatement. If there is such a thing as a perfect holiday then we had it. Fr  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £693 / week

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from £90 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Vezins

Manche / Vezins

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful Le Fresne” We have just very recently returned from a months holiday at Le Fresne. Over that period of time, we have had various members of the family visit us, ranging in age from 4 to 76. Everyone of them enjoyed their time at the cottage.  …see more

from £155 / night

£1080 - £2380 / week

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from £155 / night

20

Holiday farmhouse in Gavray

Gavray / Sourdeval Les Bois

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Self catering 18th Century Normandy farmhouse, set in a quiet hamlet within walking distance of l'Abbaye d'Hambye, this charming house has panoramic views over beautiful countryside.<br />Quiet family house, great for outdoor activities and cycling.  …see more

from £75 / night

£300 - £375 / week

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from £75 / night

(7) Excellent 

30

Vosges / La Bresse

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

 …see more

from £154 / night

£790 - £1536 / week

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from £154 / night

(2) Excellent 

15

Auch holiday farmhouse rental

Gers / Auch

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
4 Bed Farmhouse with pool. Beautiful countryside. Nicely decorated family house with 2 acres of garden.  …see more

from £114 / night

£790 - £1272 / week

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from £114 / night

(2) Very Good 

22

Province of Grosseto / Arcidosso

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £132 / night

£922 / week

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from £132 / night

(16) Excellent 

20

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  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 - £850 / week

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from £65 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ghasri with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / Ghasri

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
self catering- stunning countryside views- swimming pool- BBQ area- pool table- ensuite bedrooms- jacuzzi- property air-conditioned-free wifi  …see more

from £106 / night

£702 - £1167 / week

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from £106 / 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
This charming detached farmhouse is surrounded by National Trust land in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a stones throw from the coastal path<br />Very comfortable, well maintain coastal property , delightful cottage garden.  …see more

from £60 / night

£375 - £775 / week

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from £60 / night

(7) 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 £132 / night

£395 - £1229 / week

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from £132 / night

21

Holiday farmhouse in San Lawrenz

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Serenity is a recently - restored farm cottage incorporating many traditional features. A 3 bedroom farmhouse with well equipped kitchen and secluded private pool. BBQ and alfresco dining for a complete relaxing holiday. 3 min by car from the world famous Dwejra Bay.&  …see more

from £93 / night

£645 - £1167 / week

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from £93 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Caylus

Tarn-et-Garonne / Caylus

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Lovely house in poss the best location in the area!” Amazing private location, lovely pool, big, practical well kitted out house, great for family groups with kids and friends. So much to do and see in the area, loved the wild river swimming! Owners  …see more

from £111 / night

£775 - £1600 / week

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from £111 / night

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Castlemorris holiday farmhouse rental

Pembrokeshire / Castlemorris

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
This is an Original main farmhouse on working farmyard. It is 4 km from National Park, on top of hill with sea views. 2km from Castle Morris. 8km from Fishguard, 12km from St Davids and County town of Haverfordwest. Traditional Farmhouse Stone built accommodation. There  …see more

from £257 / night

£1800 / week

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from £257 / night

(8) Excellent 

15

Ceret holiday farmhouse accommodation

Pyrenees-Orientales / Ceret

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
A light and spacious three bedroomed period property situated a stone's throw from the pretty and vibrant Medieval market town of Céret, benefiting from over two acres of private gardens and fruit orchard as well as a 10 metre pool. Town and country all in  …see more

from £36 / night

£250 - £1500 / week

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from £36 / 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

(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

(12) Excellent 

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Abergele holiday farmhouse rental

Conwy County / Abergele

4 14 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
“brilliantly equipped and great location” We rented this farmhouse to celebrate my aunts 70th birthday. There was more than enough space for all 14 of us. The kitchen and rest of the property was well equipped and the owners have thought of everythin  …see more

from £310 / night

£855 - £1500 / week

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from £310 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Savona / Stellanello

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £55 / night

£381 / week

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from £55 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Greve in Chianti with shared pool

Province of Florence / Greve in Chianti

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 127 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Estate name is Villa Calcinaia, property of one of the most famous florentine noble families, the counts Capponi, the Villa in the centre of the 600 acre estate is their summer home since 1524. The farmhouses do all have a breathtaking view over the Chianti Classico  …see more

from £88 / night

£615 - £4755 / week

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from £88 / night

(7) Very Good 

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Farmhouse letting in Fossoway

Perth and Kinross / Fossoway

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxed, comfortable & homely” Excellent service, easy to book. Lovely, homely feel to the property. Loved the facilities in the kitchen. Downstairs shower-room plumbing was a bit 'musical' but otherwise no negatives at all. For us the location was pe  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £780 / week

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from £75 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Merrymeet holiday farmhouse rental

Liskeard / Merrymeet

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Private, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and games room.  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £2100 / week

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from £150 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Dorset / West Milton

6 12 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Well equipped accommodations, ideal for exploring Dorset and relaxing in an area designated as having outstanding beauty. The vibrant market town of Bridport is 3 miles away and the beach and cliffs of West Bay 5 miles (of Broadchurch fame!).<br />Set in 9 acres s  …see more

from £200 / night

£1500 - £2000 / week

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from £200 / night

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Moissac holiday farmhouse rental

Tarn-et-Garonne / Moissac

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 220 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautiful spacious farmhouse with large private pool offering peace and tranquillity. Set in 14 acres of garden, meadows and woodland with glorious views. Airy and secluded yet only a few minutes drive to a charming market town.  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £1985 / week

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from £72 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Kenmare

County Kerry / Kenmare

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Traditional farmhouse, completely renovated, quiet and secluded, on country lane about 2 miles from the attractive town of Kenmare with excellent shops and restaurants and many amenities including golf, fishing trips, tennis and horse riding.  …see more

from £38 / night

£265 - £576 / week

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from £38 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Gironde / Blaye

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
“Great place to get away from it all in a lovely rural setting.” This is a lovely traditional house which has been tastefully renovated and is situated in the heart of the countryside amidst the vineyards. It is a very tranquil setting within an attrac  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 - £1450 / week

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from £180 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

Vendee / La Caillere-Saint-Hilaire

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 54 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Wonderful, magical and fun.” We have stayed here several times - and each time we fall in love all over again, with the house, the serene and historic countryside, and the charm of small French village life. We stayed in wintertime and we love the t  …see more

from £107 / night

£746 - £1970 / week

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from £107 / night

(16) 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
“Excellent house for a big group including children” A good well equipped house - good sized rooms and lots of space for children to play, watch dvds etc. Friendly people an dogs. Very good base- lots of places to visit, nice beaches, castles, towns,  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £2000 / week

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from £150 / night