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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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Penthouse rental in Roche Caiman with shared pool

Eden Island / Roche Caiman

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
Location, fabulous views, style and elegance - this beautifully built and decorated one bedroomed penthouse is in the exclusively designed purpose built marina of Eden Island connected to the breathtaking island of Mahe, situated in the shimmering turquoise Indian Ocean  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 / week

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from £125 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Port de Pollenca holiday penthouse rental

Port de Pollenca / Sandy Beach

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
Fantastic recently refurbished Penthouse apartment right on the seafront of Puerto Pollensa. With fantastic panoramic views over the Pollensa Bay, it's ideal for families looking for an apartment next to the beach yet only 10 minute walking distance from town cente  …see more

from £122 / night

£848 - £1568 / week

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from £122 / night

(15) 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  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1300 / week

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from £150 / 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)  …see more

from £73 / night

£293 - £933 / week

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from £73 / night

(32) 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
“Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!” You enter the apartment via a lift directly into the main hall. The lift open into a light, spacious, oasis. The living dining area has amazing views over the beach and is a great place to sit, eat and chat with friends and fami  …see more

from £230 / night

£995 - £3050 / week

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from £230 / night

(12) 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  …see more

from £153 / night

£848 - £1145 / week

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from £153 / night

(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!  …see more

from £100 / night

£525 - £700 / week

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from £100 / night

(17) 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
“Lovely apartment, lovely view, lovely weather!” The apartment is really nice, clean and comfortable and the views from the terrace (particularly at sunset) are truly memorable. There is nice walk down to the port with restaurants to suit all tastes wh  …see more

from £45 / night

£280 / week

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from £45 / 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  …see more

from £128 / night

£890 / week

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from £128 / night

(2) Excellent 

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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

 …see more

from £26 / night

£170 - £356 / week

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from £26 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Los Alcazares holiday penthouse rental

Los Alcazares / Roda Golf

2 4 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic 2 weeks in the sun.” This is a great apartment in a really good location. We felt immediately at home here in this very well maintained and equipped property. Particularly enjoyed the extra space up on the roof terrace- a good spot for eveni  …see more

from £35 / night

£245 - £485 / week

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from £35 / night

(6) 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  …see more

from £128 / night

£653 - £1407 / week

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from £128 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Perfect place to stay.” Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we know what to expect.  …see more

from £140 / night

£580 - £1000 / week

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from £140 / night

(40) 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
“Spacious, comfortable and well equipped with stunning views.” Our stay at Carrig-na-rone was everything we wanted and much more. The apartment is situated in a great location with stunning scenery. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we neede  …see more

from £80 / night

£750 - £1225 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Makry-Gialos

Makry-Gialos / Bayview Resort

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“a great apartment with everything you need for a brilliant holiday” We had a fantastic week at this apartment. The welcome pack we received before travelling answered all our questions and the detailed pack left in the apartment was a great introducti  …see more

from £45 / night

£315 - £580 / week

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from £45 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Kirkby Lonsdale

Cumbria / Kirkby Lonsdale

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Everything you need for a great holiday.” Excellent apartment, clean, spacious and very well equipped. Fantastic view. Starter pack ( milk tea coffee Wine ) very nice touch. Comfy beds,nicely furnished.  …see more

from £95 / night

£380 - £652 / week

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from £95 / night

(17) 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  …see more

from £40 / night

£450 - £900 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Penthouse letting in Tablero, El , Maspalomas with shared pool

Gran Canaria / Tablero, El , Maspalomas

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Amazing penthouse of 200 square meters in the best area of Gran Canaria.2 double bedrooms. Air conditioning. BBQ area. Close to the pool.Private Flat roof with sun area  …see more

from £49 / night

£339 - £645 / week

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from £49 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse in Almerimar

Almerimar / Playa Del Golf

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Comfortable” The apartment was well located for all amenities and very comfortable inside. It is tastefully decorated and we at home straight away. It was spacious enough for 4 people and there are lots of restaurants nearby offering a good variety to  …see more

from £50 / night

£275 - £415 / week

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from £50 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Rauris ski penthouse to rent.

Rauris / Schoenblick Mountain Resort

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
An open plan, spacious, luxury, alpine penthouse apartment with stunning views down the Rauris Valley. Sleeps 6, underground parking, 2 minutes walk from the ski lifts and ski school, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Rauris. Easily accessible by air, rail and car  …see more

from £75 / night

£500 - £1495 / week

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from £75 / night

(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
Completely newly painted(not the bathroom)and nicely decorated ideal apartment with walking distance to all!  …see more

from £43 / night

£297 - £670 / week

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from £43 / night

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Holiday penthouse rental

Campello / Rio Park

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Tastefully decorated Penthouse apartment located, in a quiet location on the outskirts of Mutxamel, just 30 minutes from Alicante airport. The apartment is located in a small gated community, not far from the aerodrome of Mutxamel. Large communal swimming pool  …see more

from £60 / night

£255 - £339 / week

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from £60 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with golf nearby in St Cyprien Plage

Pyrenees-Orientales / St Cyprien Plage

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Truly stunning apartment!” A stunning apartment conveniently located to enable easy visits to Perpignan, Collioure, Aqualand (for the youngsters), and wonderful trips into the Pyrenees. It is also positioned right next to the beach. What more could  …see more

from £108 / night

£750 - £1800 / week

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from £108 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Vilamoura

Vilamoura / Laguna Golf, Vilamoura

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Vilamoura has the best Marina on the Algarve coast with many excellent restaurant,cafe/bars and Casino/nightlife activity.It enjoys a great sandy beach ,sporting activities including sailing,golf,tennis,cycling,water sports including a great water fun park,horse riding  …see more

from £90 / night

£595 - £895 / week

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from £90 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Gulval

Penzance / Gulval

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
Kenegie Manor Penthouse has impeccable decor and will appeal to the discerning guest seeking the definitive in comfort and refinement in a popular visitor location, less than 2 miles from Mount's Bay. Shared indoor heated pool, sauna, tennis courts, and Club House.  …see more

from £100 / night

£375 - £1200 / week

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from £100 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Dorio ski penthouse to rent.

Lake Como / Dorio

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como” Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were v  …see more

from £64 / night

£403 - £670 / week

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from £64 / night

(20) 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  …see more

from £40 / night

£280 - £385 / week

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from £40 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Marbella Town holiday penthouse rental

Marbella / Marbella Town

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
Located in the Skol building on Marbella promenade, this self catering corner penthouse is ideal for your holiday. 1 bedrooms with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with bath, separate kitchen facing the sea, 2 terraces for sunbathing and al fresco dining, large living room wit  …see more

from £60 / night

£352 - £657 / week

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from £60 / night

(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  …see more

from £150 / night

£900 - £1150 / week

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from £150 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Kalkan holiday penthouse rental

Kalkan / Kalkan Old Town

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Great location, wonderful villa” I booked this villa with my partner and our respective teenage children and it ticked all the boxes for each of us. It is a rare find in Kalkan as it has a great central location only a few minutes walk from the restau  …see more

from £65 / night

£445 - £785 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Alghero

Province of Sassari / Alghero

3 5 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“comfortable and great views” Stayed in early September, well managed process and as part of the booking transfer is included. Location is in a residential area, apartment is well maintained but the highlight is the terrace which is like an extra room  …see more

from £61 / night

£424 - £763 / week

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from £61 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

Gwynedd / Tywyn

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“Stunning sea side Penthouse” The property is located just next to beach and you can simply enjoy being sitting relaxed in a large balcony or even from dining area. Kitchen had all you need to cook by yourself and all bedrooms were spacious. Our childr  …see more

from £88 / night

£499 - £995 / week

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from £88 / 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  …see more

from £57 / night

£370 - £650 / week

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from £57 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Holiday penthouse in Falmouth

Cornwall / Falmouth

4 7 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Located in Events Square, this wonderful four bedroom apartment puts you at the centre of everything you could wish for. With dual level balconies that overlook the harbour, a selection of restaurants and shops on your doorstep, and the town, station and ferries just a  …see more

from £104 / night

£725 - £1995 / week

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from £104 / night

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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
HUTG-016791 This new built penthouse is located on the second floor (with elevator), walk to all the comforts and only few minutes from the beach Riells and his nice walk. Riells beach is sandy and very shallow, ideal for children! This holiday apartment has good qualit  …see more

from £39 / night

£269 - £806 / week

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from £39 / night

(5) Excellent 

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San Lawrenz holiday penthouse rental

Island of Gozo / San Lawrenz

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Unbelievable, we didn't want to leave!” I did not think the apartment could possible measure up to our expectations based on the pictures, but it far exceeded them. We are already trying to plan a return. The apartment is in an awesome location, rem  …see more

from £255 / night

£1780 / week

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from £255 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Alcossebre

Province of Castellon / Alcossebre

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
“Wonderful sea views, plenty of space, great location.” A spacious flat - we were a family of two adults and two children (6&4yrs) plus an aunt - with ample eating space both inside and outdoors on the balcony. Swimming pool lovely with grass area als  …see more

from £52 / night

£345 - £680 / week

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from £52 / night

(5) 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
Lovely three bedroom penthouse with panoramic views of the Marasacala village. Close to the beach, sea, restaurants, cafeterias, etc.  …see more

from £85 / night

£573 - £1140 / week

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from £85 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Grimentz ski penthouse to rent.

Canton of Valais / Grimentz

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“A wonderful comfortable stylish roomy quiet ski apartment” We have just returned from an amazing week at Drake's Drum. We we extremely pleasantly surprised to find it far roomier than expected. It was wonderfully quiet yet a very short distance to the  …see more

from £130 / night

£2000 - £4000 / week

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from £130 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Kyrenia Town holiday penthouse rental

Kyrenia / Kyrenia Town

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
“A wonderful apartment in a prime location” I have stayed in Kyrenia in excess of 20 times and I can honestly say that, taking all things into consideration, this is one of the best apartments I have stayed in. The pick up from Ercan was seamless despi  …see more

from £50 / night

£350 - £730 / week

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from £50 / night