Rural retreats – countryside holiday cottages

Rural retreats (260)

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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(11) Excellent 

22

Holiday manor house rental

County Armagh / Craigavon

6 15 1 night min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 1 night min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“A truly rewarding experience!” Glenmore House Manor combines Victorian style with elegant touches that has its own speciality. It is a luxurious, first class and feels very homely inviting as we really enjoyed our time there. We stayed at Glenmore Ho  …see more

from £850 / night

£5950 / week

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from £850 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Embilipitiya

Sabaragamuwa Province / Embilipitiya

7 10 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Illukawela Walauwa is a classically styled and extensively refurbished Sri Lankan manor house where the primary sounds that you can hear are the birds, local paddy farming and the soothing flow of the water stream, set away from the hustle and bustle of modern Sri Lanka  …see more

from £18 / night

£120 / week

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from £18 / night

(68) Excellent 

19

Cemaes Bay holiday manor house rental

Anglesey / Cemaes Bay

10 20 Min stay varies

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Everything you could wish for, for a family holiday” We have just returned from our annual extended family holiday of eight adults and 5 children . The house was the best we have stayed in to date and the location is breathtaking - so peaceful and qu  …see more

from £666 / night

£3450 - £6250 / week

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from £666 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday manor house in Sennen

Cornwall / Sennen

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“What a credit to Real Cornwall!” Being Cornish we didn't have far to come to stay at "The Old Vic". The occasion was to celebrate our Ruby Anniversary with ALL the family - my son, his wife and their 2 children aged 7 and 4 and my daughter and her hus  …see more

from £350 / night

£1250 - £3175 / week

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from £350 / night

(30) Excellent 

89

Manor house rental in Moffat

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

9 18 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Fantastic house with 5 star quality for a great weekend away with friends.” Fantastic house for a group weekend away. Beautifully decorated inside with 5 star quality and finishings. Will definitely go back.  …see more

from £950 / night

£4895 - £6995 / week

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from £950 / night

(7) Excellent 

18

Holiday manor house rental

Cephalonia / Fiscardo

5 9 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful & peaceful get-away place, gorgeous house in small village” We've been every year for the last 9 or 10 years and we LOVE it. A beautiful house with pool and shade. Eating outside on the terrace. Fantastic locally-grown food in the friendly  …see more

from £250 / night

£1750 / week

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from £250 / night

(9) Excellent 

16

Holiday manor house in Martley

Worcester / Martley

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
This very well appointed cottage offers total detail to home comforts; READY NOW "After complete renovations. Newly refurbished east wing of Elizabethan Court House, home of the Lord of the Manor. Wonderful country walks with fantastic views. Easy reach to all ame  …see more

from £120 / night

£750 / week

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from £120 / night

16

Otago Region / Kingston

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Private garden

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from £150 / night

£1042 - £1453 / week

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from £150 / night

21

Essonne / Ris-Orangis

9 22 2 nights min

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £509 / night

£2246 / week

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from £509 / night

23

Bonnieux holiday manor house rental

Bonnieux / Lacoste, Vaucluse

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 115 km
  • Swimming pool
Gardien is resident on the property for maintenance of garden, pool and house security.  …see more

from £1286 / night

£9000 / week

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from £1286 / night

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Holiday manor house in Uddeholm

Varmland County / Uddeholm

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Affordable gracious living: Self-catering traditional manor house, sleeps 14 - 16, WiFi, Sat TV, BBQ, private garden, tranquil rural setting; swimming, golf, fishing, riding, biking, safaris and watersports, museums etc all local. All-year-round skiing, 45 mins away.Get  …see more

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(3) Excellent 

69

Manor house rental in Nottingham Road

KwaZulu-Natal / Nottingham Road

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Amanzi Country Manor is a luxury self-catering home located in the heart of the Midlands Meander, less then 10min outside of Nottingham Rd. This gracious, two level, open plan stone home boasts 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 generous living rooms, each of which have their o  …see more

from £170 / night

£1145 / week

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from £170 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Snowdonia/Gwynedd

Snowdonia National Park / Blaenau Ffestiniog

8 16 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Magical secluded estate with spectacular views in an area of outstanding natural beauty.Tthe Manor House peacefully lies in the heart of a 108 acre estate of wild flower strewn meadows ,waterfalls and woodland,in a superb river valley near the mountains of Snowdonia.Wo  …see more

from £178 / night

£1250 - £2300 / week

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from £178 / night

(18) Excellent 

22

Hannington Wick holiday manor house rental

Swindon / Hannington Wick

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
“Picture perfect weekend away” We had a wonderful stay at Yew Tree Farmhouse, made even better by a good spell of weather, although it's the kind of house which you would happily lock yourself away in and stay by the fire. We were all lost for words  …see more

from £625 / night

£2495 - £5100 / week

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from £625 / night

(16) Excellent 

22

Manor house rental in Argoules

Somme / Argoules

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
“Spacious, history-steeped tranquility” This is a very special property indeed. A converted stables set around an enclosed, beautifully planted garden, the owners are on site in another converted historic building, and are beyond welcoming and helpful  …see more

from £72 / night

£500 - £850 / week

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from £72 / night

5

Loire Valley / Candes-Saint-Martin

1 2 Min stay varies

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

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from £47 / night

£327 / week

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from £47 / night

(4) Excellent 

8

Duras holiday manor house rental

Lot-et-Garonne / Duras

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Highly original and luxurious holiday let with pool and tennis court on site - the self-contained wing of a large country home, designed to combine original features with contemporary living. Ideally located in rural countryside bringing tranquility and stunning views.  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 / week

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from £108 / night

18

Province of Modena / Riolunato

4 10 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

 …see more

from £60 / night

£509 / week

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from £60 / night

24

Laax / Surselva

3 6 6 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 6 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski

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from £196 / night

£1524 / week

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from £196 / night

(2) Excellent 

26

Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Les Arcs sur Argens

Var / Les Arcs sur Argens

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“'Magical'” We stayed at the Chateau des Demoiselles self-catering and absolutely loved it! The house was beautifully furnished, the kitchen well equipped to cater for big parties, the outside areas very relaxing with eating and lounging areas shaded  …see more

from £492 / night

£3439 / week

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from £492 / night

(39) Excellent 

59

Holiday manor house with tennis court in Norfolk

Norfolk / King's Lynn

8 18 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
“Outstanding House, with high attention to detail!” The Grange Manor House is amazing we stayed here for my mums 'hen do'. Everybody (aged 23-50+) was amazed by the house. It is huge and luxurious with everything you could possibly need! We wish we cou  …see more

from £249 / night

£2490 - £5295 / week

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from £249 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Province of Huesca / Alquezar

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 190 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £115 / night

£801 / week

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from £115 / night

(1) Excellent 

21

Manor house rental in Bonnieux with tennis court

Luberon / Bonnieux

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 55 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Surrounded by the stunning Luberon countryside, Les Grand Chnes enjoys a calm and peaceful location set in over 3 acres of private grounds with large pool, tennis court and boules. Spacious and homely, a luxurious environment for family and friends to get together.Luxur  …see more

from £358 / night

£2500 / week

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from £358 / night

(1) Excellent 

28

Holiday manor house with swimming pool in Montreal

Aude / Montreal

9 20 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Les Jasses is about escape. The current owner gave up being a lawyer and came here to become an artist. The domaine sleeps 20 in comfort, grandeur and style; with huge bedrooms and bathrooms and beautiful living areas. Outside are terraces, gardens and a large private  …see more

from £339 / night

£1653 - £5509 / week

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from £339 / night

36

Manor house rental in Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse

Gironde / Saint-Etienne-De-Lisse

6 14 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
La Mouleyre is a stunning Chateau set in 3 acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by some of the world famous vineyards and Chateaux of St Emilion. Positioned at the head of a lovely small valley it has exquisite views over the tranquil landscape of the surrounding viney  …see more

from £190 / night

£1300 - £2350 / week

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from £190 / night

38

Manor house rental in Sintra with swimming pool

Sintra / Old town,Sintra

6 10 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A genuine Sintra Experience sleeps up to 10 in 6 bedrooms in centre of S Pedro de Penaferrim - oldest settlement in Sintra that backs up onto the Moorish Castle. This centenary home is beautifully appointed was refurbished to accommodate a modern kitchen with a  …see more

from £297 / night

£1399 - £2500 / week

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from £297 / night

(6) Excellent 

14

Holiday manor house with indoor pool in Pensilva

Liskeard / Pensilva

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Private, heated, indoor swimming pool and sauna. Four poster master suite.One of the very few holiday homes in Cornwall with it's own private, heated, indoor swimming pool and sauna.  …see more

from £200 / night

£850 - £2250 / week

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from £200 / night

9

Bagnault holiday manor house rental

Deux-Sevres / Bagnault

5 12 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 111 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored spacious 18th Century stone house set in a picturesque medieval hamlet in French countryside, ideal for families who wish to share a property. Sleeps 12, including separate gite, all very well kitted out. Beautiful large gardens and heated pool.WIFI  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 / week

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from £215 / night

(11) Excellent 

38

Creuse / Ahun

6 15 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

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from £255 / night

£975 - £1526 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

Holiday manor house in Chateaubriant

Loire-Atlantique / Chateaubriant

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
Beautiful old country house in 15 acres of parkland. South facing, all the rooms have gorgeous views of the lakes and ancient oaks and cedar. The ceilings are over 3m high. Bedrooms have parquet floors and working fireplaces. 3 of the 6 bedrooms have ensuite WCs and ba  …see more

from £182 / night

£1272 / week

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from £182 / night

24

Namur Province / Vresse-sur-Semois

10 18 2 nights min

  • 10 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

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from £297 / night

£1762 / week

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from £297 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Manor house rental in Aquitaine/Dordogne with swimming pool

Dordogne / Bergerac

5 10 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Couldn't have wished for better...” We absolutely loved our stay at L'Ancienne Ecole, it totally exceeded our expectations. We were a group of nine, ages ranging from 4 to 60+. This was our first large family holiday so it was important we found somew  …see more

from £362 / night

£2534 - £4229 / week

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from £362 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday manor house in Easkey

County Sligo / Easkey

5 12 1 night min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
It took 10 years to restore this 200 year old boutique country house. Set on 9 acres of land overlooking one of Ireland's best surf breaks. Have a relaxing evening by the open fireplace, a glass of wine in our private bar or a game of pool.chiropractic / allergy tr  …see more

from £68 / night

£475 - £2848 / week

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from £68 / night

(1) Very Good 

18

Tarn-et-Garonne / Septfonds

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £170 / night

£1102 - £1611 / week

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from £170 / night

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Manor house rental in Orleans with swimming pool, tennis court

Loire Valley / Orleans

4 8 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
The Chateau du Clos was built over 100 years ago and as such is a rare example of history with all its idiosyncrasies. While also offering comfortable and modern furnishings. The Chateau is both tastefully and authentically decorated and is the perfect French Chateaux.  …see more

from £395 / night

£2759 - £3153 / week

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from £395 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Holiday manor house in Aquitaine/Dordogne

Riberac / Chanterac

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
A magnificent "Maison de Maitre" within a large closed courtyard, with a studio , barns, stables, beautiful gardens and heated swimming pool. There is an abundance of bedrooms and bathrooms,an ideal location to enjoy life in the heart of the Dordogne  …see more

from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

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Holiday manor house in Aste-Beon

Bearn / Aste-Beon

7 12 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
The house sits at the foot of the mountains, overlooking a river with easy access to various mountain activities (walking, climbing, rafting, canyoning). It has easy access to airport and train stationThe area is rich in history and great food as well as excellent wineb  …see more

from £128 / night

£763 - £1297 / week

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from £128 / night

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Viladasens holiday manor house rental

Province of Girona / Viladasens

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
Self-catering traditional Catalan "Casa Pairal" (manor House) ideal for families looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside.  …see more

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Holiday manor house in Doorn

Utrecht Province / Doorn

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
Forests; rolling hills, countryside cosy, warm, friendely, comfortable, spaciaous, charming...Occupancy1person: € 50,-; 2 persons: € 80- ; 3 persons: € 110,- ; 4 persons: €140; 5 persons €170 p. nt.  …see more

from £145 / night

£1009 / week

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Holiday manor house rental

Province of Arezzo / Foiano Della Chiana

12 26 7 nights min

  • 12 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 26
  • 7 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Historical documents and a fresco above a fireplace in one of the rooms of the villa both attest the antiquity of this beautiful residence. It is surrounded by a park with stately trees and there is a pleasant swimming pool. Very well furnished.  …see more

from £509 / night

£3560 - £4068 / week

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from £509 / night