Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (1930)

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 Pittenweem

Fife / Pittenweem

4 7 Min stay varies

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

from £200 / night

£795 - £1095 / week

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from £200 / night

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Kilkeel holiday farmhouse rental

County Down / Kilkeel

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £75 / night

£326 - £617 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle / Wentnor

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 163 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Peaceful” A lovely place to stay, very well equipped. Beautiful views and so peaceful. Local pubs within one mile drive, food at a reasonable price with a good choice. Do need to take basic supplies. tea coffee etc but apart from that a lovely place t  …see more

from £130 / night

£820 - £1250 / week

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from £130 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Invergordon

Scottish Highlands / Invergordon

4 7 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £70 / night

£340 - £790 / week

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from £70 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in St Ives

Cornwall / St Ives

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Summer Holiday” The farm house was very spacious, very clean and had all the facilities a home could possilby offer. Surrounded by glorious countryside and so close to St Ives I would recommend this home to everyone. I hope to book next year and stay  …see more

from £143 / night

£995 - £1850 / week

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from £143 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Fougeres

Fougeres / Louvigne du desert

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Magnificent” Out of this world location, facilities & owners. The children couldn't get enough of the horses, goat & cats. Barry & Gail are the nicest people who made my family & our dog feel more than welcome. They couldn't do enough to make all of  …see more

from £90 / night

£630 - £749 / week

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from £90 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Ennerdale Bridge

Lake District / Ennerdale Bridge

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
“A fabulous Holiday” from the time of arrival, we were visited by the owner, who could not have been more welcoming, we had everything we needed, and appreciated the wonderful views, the comfortable farmhouse and barn, which accommodated our party of  …see more

from £420 / night

£2435 - £4455 / week

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from £420 / night

(7) Very Good 

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La Baume ski farmhouse to rent.

Haute-Savoie / La Baume

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Ski
“Great stay in rustic farmhouse with plenty of room” We had a great stay end of February and everything was as described. We had plenty of room to spread out in the farmhouse in a small hamlet on the mountainside . We enjoyed our stay and everyt  …see more

from £70 / night

£400 - £615 / week

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from £70 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Los Romanes

Vinuela / Los Romanes

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
“Peaceful Location” We stayed 10 nights whilst house hunting and Carol and Gordan (the owners) were very helpful and gave us good local knowledge. Even before we arrived Carol offered to get some groceries for us. The accommodation is well equipped and  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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from £50 / night

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Babergh District / Long Melford

5 14 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £385 / night

£1495 - £2500 / week

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from £385 / night

(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 £100 / night

£664 / week

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from £100 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in St Denis de Gastines

Mayenne / St Denis de Gastines

3 9 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“The most relaxing place yet!” A great rural retreat that was an excellent and safe place for all our family including Tilly (the dog). Chris and Anne are very accommodating, the swimming pool was lovely and the house was great. As old hats at using G  …see more

from £85 / night

£450 - £675 / week

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from £85 / night

(6) Very Good 

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Holiday farmhouse in Avranches

Manche / Avranches

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Swimming pool
“Le Jardin at Vezins is an ideal location for a restful break, but with good tourist attractions nearby” After a busy few months we decided to take a week break in France at the end of November. We spent some time looking at different places and decide  …see more

from £61 / night

£388 - £871 / week

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from £61 / night

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Cozes

Charente-Maritime / Cozes

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool

from £180 / night

£1155 - £1795 / week

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from £180 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with golf nearby in Benllech

Benllech / Brynteg, Isle Of Anglesey

4 9 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house” Enjoyed our stay lovely well equipped house found the owner very nice and helpful even offered us another free night as we had bad weather Would go back again  …see more

from £180 / night

£1000 / week

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from £180 / 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

£336 / week

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from £48 / night

(11) 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
“Great venue, lovely location and a fantastic host!” The venue was great, location fantastic and the hostess couldn't do enough for us. Extra bonus to have a hot tub too, although the weather meant that we were reluctant to use it as much as we might h  …see more

from £120 / night

£600 - £750 / week

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from £120 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Allonby holiday farmhouse rental

Cumbria / Allonby

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £300 / night

£1550 - £2200 / week

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from £300 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Dordogne / Montignac

4 9 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A peaceful, stylish and comfortable home for a really relaxing family holiday” We had a wonderful stay at La Vieille Ferme in August. The house is beautiful, stylishly decorated with art throughout, with lovely cool stone floors. It is tucked down a  …see more

from £193 / night

£1350 - £1990 / week

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from £193 / night

(12) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Domme with swimming pool

Dordogne / Domme

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely Dordogne Getaway” We visited La Gorce for a week just before Christmas. The location of the property was perfect for exploring what is a lovely part of the world. The Christmas markets in the local area were full of treats to enjoy. Whilst  …see more

from £90 / night

£495 - £1375 / week

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from £90 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure with swimming pool

Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure / Montemboeuf

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Swimming pool
“Perfectly situated property , comprehensive amenities for the whole family . Friendly and Helpful owners” Garry and Deana have a wonderful traditional granite and stone property , copious land to enjoy and wonderfully proportioned rooms with all mod  …see more

from £185 / night

£1295 - £1495 / week

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from £185 / night

(2) Very Good 

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Prissac holiday farmhouse rental

Indre / Prissac

4 8 3 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Lovely house in a beautiful setting” We had a very enjoyable week, the house was lovely which had in it everything you needed. The veranda over looked the large garden and fields beyond and was ideal for a quiet breakfast or evening BBQ.  …see more

from £36 / night

£360 - £465 / week

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from £36 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Sant Marti de Llemena holiday farmhouse rental

Province of Girona / Sant Marti de Llemena

9 25 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 25
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

from £647 / night

£4337 / week

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from £647 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Iden

Rye / Iden

5 12 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly

from £250 / night

£1300 - £2300 / week

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from £250 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Farmhouse rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

from £115 / night

£725 - £900 / week

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from £115 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) holiday farmhouse rental

Snowdonia National Park / Aberdovey

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A home from home. Simply stunning!” I stayed at Glan-y-Morfa with my family over Christmas and honestly could not fault it as a place to stay. The property has been done up beautifully and is incredibly well equipped. The location is perfect with stun  …see more

from £128 / night

£590 - £1150 / week

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from £128 / night

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Province of Grosseto / Manciano

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Swimming pool

from £148 / night

£1035 / week

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from £148 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Farmhouse accommodation in Najac with swimming pool

Najac / Lunac

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £146 / night

£1016 - £1820 / week

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from £146 / night

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Holiday farmhouse letting

Almancil / Vale d'Eguas

3 6 Min stay varies

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

from £110 / night

£750 - £1250 / week

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from £110 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Loule

Faro District / Loule

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £70 / night

£395 - £1495 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Bergen

Hordaland / Bergen

4 13 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

from £74 / night

£513 / week

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from £74 / night

(7) 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!  …see more

from £194 / night

£1337 - £1940 / week

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from £194 / night

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Holiday farmhouse in Vilademuls

Province of Girona / Vilademuls

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool

from £78 / night

£483 / week

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from £78 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Hexham

Northumberland / Hexham

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“An excellent welcome with ample provision for the stay.” We were welcomed by our host, and there were ample stocks in the larder and refrigerator. The house was immaculate and comfortable. The only criticism I would make is that finding the cottage fr  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(3) Very Good 

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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

from £58 / night

£400 - £875 / week

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from £58 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Farmhouse rental in San Lawrenz with swimming pool

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

2 4 7 nights min

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

from £78 / night

£544 - £942 / week

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from £78 / night

(1) Excellent 

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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

from £165 / night

£1150 - £2500 / week

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from £165 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse rental

Powys / Machynlleth

4 7 Min stay varies

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

from £135 / night

£343 - £718 / week

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from £135 / night

(6) Very Good 

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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

(6) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse with swimming pool in Coin

Costa del Sol / Coin

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Exceeded expectations, wonderfully Spanish, remote but with all amenities nearby, gorgeous finca!” Although I live on the Costa del Sol albeit in an apartment I was looking for some Spanish countryside that would be suitable for my dogs and I for a la  …see more

from £117 / night

£819 - £1035 / week

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from £117 / night

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