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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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(26) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Lasithi Prefecture / Makry-Gialos

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Quiet location and wonderful veiws” We were there in the off season for 3 weeks and the area was very quiet. The staff at the resort were friendly and helpful. On arrival we found the apartment was clean, well equipped and cozy. Great furniture on t
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from £45 / night

£300 - £475 / week

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from £45 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus / Los Flamingos

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Spacious apartment and great views” Apartment was well equipped, very clean and perfect for our family to spend New Year. The balcony is huge and views over the golf course, hills and out to sea could not be better. Bathrooms, bedrooms and Kitchen al
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from £158 / night

£878 - £1185 / week

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from £158 / night

(16) Excellent 

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East Looe holiday penthouse rental

Looe / East Looe

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Mr” This is a wonderful apartment fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from washing machine to kids board games and the views are amazing. Would come back no problem.Only takes few minutes to walk into town or the beach although the
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from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Cabanas holiday penthouse rental

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly

from £85 / night

£595 - £735 / week

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from £85 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Portrush holiday penthouse rental

Portrush / East Strand

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Superb location” Wonderful apartment, very tastefully decorated. Well equipped and very centrally located for the town. But it was the view! I wish I could have bottled it up and taken it home.
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from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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(19) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Kalkan with shared pool

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fabulous penthouse apartment” Stayed here for our honeymoon for 11 nights. Had a wonderful time in Kalkan and which made it better was the fabulous apartment. Had everything you could need and the roof terrace complete with jacuzzi and the most fanta
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from £40 / night

£400 - £900 / week

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(15) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Caernarfon

Gwynedd / Caernarfon

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful stay, a beautiful flat in a fantastic location!” A wonderful apartment, spacious, luxurious and very well appointed. We stayed here with family and it was the perfect place to relax and then explore the beautiful surrounding area- the his
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from £150 / night

£900 - £1150 / week

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(2) Excellent 

21

Porto Santo Stefano holiday penthouse rental

Monte Argentario / Porto Santo Stefano

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £88 / night

£615 / week

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from £88 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Alcaidesa

Alcaidesa / Marina de la Alcaidesa

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“A superb apartment with stunning views” This apartment had it all. It was very spacious and clean with a high standard of fittings. It was easy to find, though a car is vital in these parts. The icing on the cake was the view of Gibaltar and the coast
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from £132 / night

£676 - £1457 / week

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(8) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Riviera del Sol

Mijas / Riviera del Sol

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool

from £37 / night

£255 - £571 / week

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from £37 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Bugibba holiday penthouse rental

Island of Malta / Bugibba

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £57 / night

£397 - £537 / week

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from £57 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Santa Flavia

Province of Palermo / Santa Flavia

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £27 / night

£177 - £372 / week

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from £27 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in La Herradura

Almunecar / La Herradura

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
“Beautiful apartment in a delightful area” We loved the penthouse - it is attractively furnished and very well equipped. A particular feature is the extensive terrace with areas for sitting and eating and excellent sea views. Although staying in a high
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from £66 / night

£461 - £698 / week

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from £66 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Penthouse rental in Bugibba

Island of Malta / Bugibba

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £59 / night

£412 - £706 / week

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(20) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Tazacorte

La Palma / Tazacorte

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Very good and well equipped apartment!” Very good location, Tazacorte is a authentic village. The apartment is well equipped, only a dishwasher is missing everything else is there. The roof terrace is very big and nice with good furniture. We would lo
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from £55 / night

£385 / week

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from £55 / night

(1) Excellent 

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San Martino di Castrozza ski penthouse to rent.

Primiero San Martino di Castrozza / San Martino di Castrozza

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski

from £176 / night

£1053 / week

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from £176 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Bansko ski penthouse to rent.

Bansko / Mountain View

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Love this place, this is our third visit! Highly recommend!” Apartment has everything you need, with views of the Pirin Mountains from the balcony. We enjoy walking and September is a great time of year to go, good weather and not busy. Lovel
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from £35 / night

£285 - £485 / week

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(9) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday penthouse rental

Kalkan / Central Kalkan

3 6 1 night min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Swimming pool
“Lovely place in a lovely town” A lovely getaway apartment , fully equipped with 2 very nice pools. A short walk to the town and the beach,. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely go again. Also an amazing view!
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from £100 / night

£525 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Monte Gordo holiday penthouse rental

Faro District / Monte Gordo

2 7 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.075 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Fantastic view and centrally located” The apartment has four verandas, the bathrooms could be more modern, the cleaning of the terraces was bad, very nice and huge beach easily accessible and close to all restaurants. Wi-Fi could be better (1 Mb/s)
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from £58 / night

£303 - £1062 / week

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(1) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Javea with shared pool

Javea / La Sella

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Great Apartment with fabulous views!” We stayed here in the first two weeks of August 2013 . The main selling point of this penthouse apartment called Las Mimosas is the expansive terrace and fabulous views out over La Sella to the Coast up as far as
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from £79 / night

£558 - £1115 / week

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from £79 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Marsascala with swimming pool

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool
“Fantastic apartment and great landlords made the holiday very relaxing!” Very cool, spacious, modern apartment. Balconies and pool were lovely relaxing spots. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in the apartment by the pool and making BBQs. If anythi
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from £132 / night

£922 / week

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(17) Excellent 

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Alora holiday penthouse rental

Province of Malaga / Alora

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“This is a fantastic apartment!” The apartment is exactly as shown in the photos. It is modern, spotlessly clean, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. It is accessed by an elevator which takes you straight into the accommodation. There are
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from £50 / night

£350 - £590 / week

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Holiday penthouse in L'Escala

L'Escala / Riels

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £41 / night

£279 - £835 / week

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from £41 / night

(25) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Roquetas de Mar

Province of Almeria / Roquetas de Mar

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Summer Break” This was our second time staying at this apartment. Yet again it was wonderful. Everything you could need is in the apartment. Plenty of lifts so if one is out of order there is still plenty to use. Supermarket just across the road that
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from £50 / night

£190 - £350 / week

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from £50 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Murcia / Condado de Alhama

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 19 km
  • Swimming pool
“Location Location Location” Had a fabulous week at Lisbeth's penthouse apartment. Apartment in fantastic location with outstanding views. Also a short walk to Al Kasar Shopping Centre. Apartment well equiped and clean. Very quiet. Also excellent
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from £45 / night

£310 - £372 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Bocca di Magra holiday penthouse rental

Province of La Spezia / Bocca di Magra

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £62 / night

£443 - £624 / week

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avg. 2 hours 28 minutes

from £62 / night

(21) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Tranquil break” We have recently returned from this beautiful apartment on the Hacienda Riquelme. Excellent location with stunning views from the front and back terraces. Early morning risers will see stunning sunrises and from the back terrace beau
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from £40 / night

£280 - £400 / week

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(5) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Mijas Pueblo / Los Olivos, Mijas Golf

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful family holiday” My husband, daughter and I stayed here during July 2016. The apartment is clean and well equipped. It has beautiful views over the golf course and hills. The pool is a lovely temperature and very clean. Even though it was hig
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from £50 / night

£320 - £390 / week

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avg. 3 hours 37 minutes

from £50 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Condado de Alhama

Condado de Alhama / Naranjos de Alhama

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Probably the best holiday apartment rental ever.” We stayed for a week with our two little boys and loved this place. The apartment was beautiful, spotlessly clean, great views and the owner was super-helpful and friendly. The apartment is kitted
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from £22 / night

£150 - £285 / week

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avg. 1 hour 14 minutes

from £22 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Cabanas with shared pool, golf nearby

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great apartment” My wife and I booked this at the last minute, and we thoroughly enjoyed the place. The actual block was a little quiet, (not too many holiday makers I guess), but this was a good thing as far as we were concerned. There are numerous
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from £45 / night

£315 - £595 / week

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from £45 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Marsascala holiday penthouse rental

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 8 5 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £115 / night

£799 / week

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from £115 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort

Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort / Polaris World, Hacienda Riquelme

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £45 / night

£220 - £330 / week

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from £45 / night

(13) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Home from home - but with sun and a pool...” Firstly let me say the Vivienne, (the owner), is an wonderful communicator and she provides a very comprehensive document which lists absolutely everything you need to stay in the resort/apartment. My fami
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from £45 / night

£315 - £545 / week

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(3) Excellent 

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Penthouse letting in Tablero, El , Maspalomas with shared pool

Gran Canaria / Tablero, El , Maspalomas

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £51 / night

£354 - £673 / week

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from £51 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Costa Brava / Begur

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
“Really lovely apartment, exceeded our expectations” I have just returned from a week at Sa Calma with my husband and our 11 month old baby. The apartment was bigger and better than we expected, a really great base for a holiday. Pool is nice and almos
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from £106 / night

£527 - £1338 / week

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from £106 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Penthouse accommodation in Nazare

Leiria District / Nazare

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

Certificate of Excellence

from £113 / night

£790 - £1185 / week

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from £113 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Cornwall / Newquay

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely amazing ...” This apartment ticks every box needed for a fantastic holiday in Newquay. Spotlessly clean, modern, great location and extremely well equipped with everything you need whilst looking out over the most amazing views. The owner
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from £230 / night

£1000 - £3150 / week

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from £230 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Penthouse rental in Marsascala

Island of Malta / Marsascala

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
“Peaceful location” Everything is exactly as the photos show. The flat has a marvellous view towards the bay, it's spacious and bright, there are closets for every need and it is beautifully furnished, clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed
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from £89 / night

£598 - £1191 / week

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from £89 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool, golf nearby in Cabanas

Tavira / Cabanas

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

Certificate of Excellence

from £48 / night

£330 - £620 / week

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from £48 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“All you need for a great family holiday!” This was our 3rd time at the Lower Mill Estate and we enjoyed a fabulous stay at SKARV for the first time this May half-term. The apartment has all you need for a family stay and is in a great location for exp
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from £140 / night

£600 - £1000 / week

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